The role of a supervisor must include guiding, motivating and assisting employees to achieve growth for the company and themselves.
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You can take supervision to the next level by developing specific qualities. Along with maintaining the present work standards, a supervisor must also look to achieve growth and well-being in employees, the work environment, and the company. Here are some skills that can transform work habits to build energy, commitment and productivity.
Keep Employees Motivated
The level of motivation in a workforce directly impacts the quality of work produced. To motivate employees to achieve growth, tell them about the short-term and the long-term benefits of the work they are required to do. Create a chant for the team to sing on occasions or write a motivational quote on a board everyday for all to see. Involve every employee in group activities to build team spirit.
Before starting work each morning, either lighten the atmosphere by using humour or share something motivational. Either of the two will create the spirit to get things done.
Monotony creeps in when work becomes routine. To introduce newness in work, create challenges. For instance, challenge the employees to reach a certain figure in sales. Promise them a reward if they do. Challenge them to prove you wrong.
Challenges will keep your workforce attentive and motivated. Remember to use challenges sparingly to break monotony, otherwise its impact will not be as intense.
Ask for Opinion
People like to be in control. If you ask your employees for their opinion, they will feel important and valued. Even if you do not follow their suggestions, asking for assistance in making decisions, even if they are as small as buying a new coffee machine, can help employees to feel a part of the organisation.
When asking for opinion, make sure that you do not choose volatile topics such as politics, religion, nationality, etc. Avoiding divisive topics and embracing universality when asking for opinion will provide you with the best results.
Being a Guide
Provide guidance to employees when you feel they can improve. When offering guidance, make sure that you adjust it according to the person being guided. If you believe that the person receiving the guidance only require a slight nudge to get started, do not give extensive instructions. If you feel the employee would need many reminders to perform a task according to specifications, provide short and precise instructions, and follow up. It is important to remember that each person is different and needs to be guided differently.
Be in Control
As a supervisor, you must be in the person in control at all times. You must develop the qualities to be assertive when required so that you can handle difficult situations and people successfully. You must provide critical feedback to employees without being harsh whenever you feel the need to. Being in control means that the employees look up to you for assistance when they face difficulties, and allow themselves to be guided by you.
Lead by Example
Nothing can replace learning through experience. If employees see you motivated, energised and working hard at your job, they will respect you for it and try to adopt your qualities. To become a top supervisor, you must develop specific qualities in supervising targeted towards productivity and employee growth.
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