The business world is changing. From workers preferring more flexibility to companies putting a greater emphasis on social media to companies implementing more and more information technologies, the business world is different from how it was ten years ago. As the world changes, the roles and responsibilities of people in business is changing. Forbes recently shared an article about the qualities of a “modern manager.”
In particular, the things that made a manager effective fifty years ago, might not make him as effective today. Here are three qualities a good manager should have today.
1.The manager has to care more about their employees. As the country shifts toward a more service based economy, employee satisfaction now has a greater impact on the value of a company. Happy workers are exponentially better workers, especially when a skilled service is needed from them.
2.Managers need to understand technology enough, regarding how it affects their company and the competition. Being able to evolve and adapt to these technologies will allow them to stay ahead of the competition.
3.Instead of hiding information, managers should be willing to share. Because of the internet, losing workers can be quick and unexpected. When you share information about the company with your employees though, employees are more likely to feel like a part of the team. They will want to help out, and they will form an identity with the company, rather than go looking for the next best thing for themselves. Of course, not all information should be shared; but there should be a good amount of information sharing to make them feel like they belong.
The long and short is that a manager who might have been deemed effective 30 years ago, might not be able to thrive today unless they adapt to some of these changes.