Managers play a unique and significant role in performance management of an organization. The organization might be of any type; big, medium or small, managers have multiple and continuously evolving responsibilities. A manager leads his team towards achieving the organizations’ goals. However, not all managers fall under the” Best Manager” category.

What is the difference between a “Manager” and the” Best Manager”?

” It is not the words, but how you make people feel brings the difference” 

You might have 20+ years of experience being a manager. You might have got an opportunity to work with interesting teams in different organizations.

But, are you the one every employee wants to work with? Have you ever asked this question to yourself? 

If you can check   on the following points, then you definitely come under the “Best Manager” category!

1. Build rapport

Building rapport especially with the team you lead is not an easy task. The manager needs to listen to his team and should be able to engage diplomatically with different personalities in a team. The hard part of being a best manager is in making your teams feel that you are a bundle of opportunity and a point of learning, and not just a leader.

2. Be passionate

Involve yourself in the work assigned to you and your team. If you are not passionate about the project, then why would your team be? It is as simple as that! Chalk out the objective; assign your team with their respective part of work, and kick start the process with high energy and excitement.

3. Be a motivator

An excellent motivator always believes in his people. Believe in your team, and let them know that you do more than they believe in themselves. You will be surprised to see what they can achieve. Motivation is very essential in work, and when a manager does it to his team, no doubt he is a Best Manager.

4. Demand for excellence

Set a target, and push your people to meet that level. Ask for perfection in the work they do. Demand for excellence! And challenge them to do what they can actually do, but never thought they could do.

5. Create some “fun” space.

Yes, we spend most of our time at workplace. So, it’s good to have some time for fun! Initiate small and casual talks and lighten things up. This will let you be more approachable and friendly.

6. Periodic feedback

Feedback is something that is expected by every employee from his immediate manager/lead. The challenge here is that every employee expects a positive response. Now, the manager has to blend the positive and negative feedback before communicating it to his team. Continuous feedback comes into picture here and it really works. Keeping your employees updated on their performance is a plus point.

7. Do not command

The days where the bosses said” My way or the highway” have gone pass. The rule game does not work anymore. The best manager provides vision and tools to his team, and the employees do it them utilizing their skill sets.  This will give the manager a chance to appreciate the high quality work from of his team.

8. Encourage learning

Learning is an ongoing process. Convey your team that you believe in continuous learning. Let them know how important it is to keep them updated with the developing technology and fast moving world. This will let them understand that you support their growth.

9. Be OK with the mistakes 

“Mistakes are the stepping stone for success”. 

To make it simple, tell them an incident of your failure. React to their mistakes in a nice way. If they know you will not embrace their failure, they will never make an attempt to try new things. Your response matters in this situation.

10. Team member

Consider yourself as a member of the team and that you represent it. Your employees will be more comfortable working with you when they know that you will share the ups and downs of the project. Take pride in the growth of your team and the hard work. Stand with your team on the success of the task.