5 Things Successful Supervisors Do Differently
Outstanding supervisors have a profound effect on an organization – their behavior, integrity, and treatment directly impact their team members, and indirectly affect others. The people they supervise and manage frequently move on to lead others, and in a way, great supervisors have a lasting and exponential effect on an organization.
Here are 5 things great supervisors do differently, and you can do them too:
- Treat others as they would like to be treated.
- Exude integrity. They aren’t always right, but they are always honest and direct. Honesty, sincerity, consistency and credibility still and always will go a long way.
- Set the example and have the humility to know what they don’t know and ask for help or correct their mistakes quickly.
- Actively listen and communicate well. Great supervisors are attentive to and listen closely to the needs of their employees, and respond to them accordingly.
- Lead people to the right answers. Great supervisors don’t tell employees what to do, they point employees to resources they need to complete a task, suggest people to talk to for guidance, and provide clear instructions and information necessary to do the task.
Supervisors have an opportunity everyday to make a difference in the lives of their employees and create a positive, fulfilling and productive work atmosphere. It takes discipline and a perspective of continual and iterative improvement to be a great supervisor, but the effects of the work are so much farther reaching than the immediacy of your crew.