Do you find managing a team a challenge? It tends to be easier send than done? But, it is your duty to inspire, lead and motivate your team to accomplish your goals for the business.Here are my top 7 tips for effective management: 1. Maintain excellent communication Communicate well and inform your team about what is going on in your salon. Encourage feedback and ensure you are making yourself accessible to staff! 2. Build positive relationships Get to know the members of your team individually in order to build rapport among the group. 3. Acknowledge good work Encourage creativity and ensure that everyone is clear about what is expected of them. By providing staff with with positive feedback, it will help to build their confidence and encourage them to to get more involved in the company vision. 4. Be real and set a good example Showing the human side of yourself and allowing your staff to get to know you a bit better will allow them to feel more relaxed and comfortable approaching you. Your staff look to you for guidance and inspiration, so set a good example in order to gain respect and behave professionally. 5. Be decisive A good team leader needs to be able to assert their authority and make important decisions for the team. There is no space for flakiness in a leadership role, so always go with what you feel is best for the business. 6. Manage conflict When there is conflict in the workplace, it must not be ignored. Turning a blind eye can lead to a negative atmosphere, which could have implications for staff productivity and communication among the team may suffer. When an issue arises - deal with it. 7. Delegate People perform better and are more engaged in roles where they feel they are using their best skills, so learn to delegate suitable roles that suit each individual will have a significant impact on the productivity of the team.
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