To supervise others, you need to build healthy relationships and help others to improve.
If you are looking to gain skills in supervising, consider joining Supervision Training Course delivered by pdtraining in Hamilton, Auckland, Dunedin and other cities in New Zealand.
Supervision is one of the most difficult tasks for a manager because it involves motivating, correcting employees, and reviewing tasks and duties. For a supervisor to perform her/his duties excellently, it is important that s/he builds good rapport with the employees. Some of the methods through which supervisors can establish good working relationship with employees are discussed below.
To build trust and goodwill, a supervisor must not only make himself/herself available to the employees, but also interact with them frequently. The employees must feel that you are present and willing to help them to resolve their problems. To achieve that, you will need to make efforts to build a relaxed environment where the employees do not feel shy to seek help from you.
Motivate Others and Yourself
People perform the best when they are motivated. You can build motivation in employees by giving credit for good performance, rewarding excellence, singing motivational chants with the employees, and placing motivational writings on boards.
A good technique to motivate others is to be motivated yourself. If you are motivated, it will express itself in the way you interact with others and conduct yourself. You may keep yourself motivated by watching motivational videos every morning, reviewing your successes, or creating self-imposed deadlines.
Be a Leader
To supervise employees, development of leadership skills is important. Instead of responding to employees’actions, lead them towards growth and success. It will help you to carry out your supervision duties successfully and also make the employees feel better guided.
To develop skills in leadership, you need to:
- Set goals
- Inspire and motivate others to achieve them
- Lead by example
- Build powerful teams
- Resolve conflicts
- Communicate effectively
The development of these skills are vital to master supervision.
The role of a supervisor also involves providing support to employees. Provide guidance to employees to help them become better not only in their job, but also in how they lead their lives. If you believe in the employees and care for them, they will reciprocate by performing to the best of their abilities. Develop a positive relationship where team spirit is a highly valued quality.
Along with building a positive work environment, a supervisor must at all times be in control of the work environment. While providing assistance in accomplishing tasks, avoid becoming friendly with employees. Maintain your distance to retain your authority. It is important for creating a disciplined and productive work environment.
Pdtraining delivers 1000’s of professional development courses each year in Wellington, Auckland, Napier, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin and Tauranga, so you can be assured your training will be delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer.
All public Supervision Training courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion. Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining on 1300 121 400 to learn more.