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The attitude of a team is the reflection of that of its manager. As a manager, your influence is crucial for the healthy functioning of your team. Therefore, it is essential that you need to inculcate …

The attitude of a team is the reflection of that of its manager. As a manager, your influence is crucial for the healthy functioning of your team. Therefore, it is essential that you need to inculcate the right attitude, lest it stifles team effectiveness. Here are a few suggestions that could help you acquire a positive attitude.

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  • 1. The Essential Skills and Attitude Of A ManagerThe attitude of a team is the reflection of that of its manager. As a manager, your influence is crucial forthe healthy functioning of your team. Therefore, it is essential that you need to inculcate the rightattitude, lest it stifles team effectiveness. Here are a few suggestions that could help you acquire apositive attitude.Be informed: As a manager, gather as much of the latest information in your field as possible. A well-informed manager can easily and effectively attract and inspire his team members. In this regard, you canexplore primary resources such as your peers, superiors as well as experts in the field or secondaryresources such as print material and the Internet.Be strategically sound: Being strategically sound means anticipating things before they happen andgetting ready to face any new situation that arises. It does not mean that you foresee everything, butmost things. Planning, organizing, managing and controlling are essential to be an effective manager.They form the core of a manager’s hard skills. Therefore, you need to acquire the necessary skills thathelp you define goals, set an action plan and guide the team towards their fulfilment.Be entrepreneurial: Ingenuity is the skill that defines an effective manager. Ingenious managers takethe pressure off employees by finding innovative solutions to their problems. With their inventiveness,they can find new opportunities that take their business forward. They command the respect and loyaltyof their subordinates. Therefore, develop an entrepreneurial attitude and keep exploring new ideas,processes and areas of business. And, most of all, be flexible.Welcome change: Be open to change, whether positive or negative, and have a plan to manage it. Thishelps you create a healthy and positive work environment for your subordinates so that they give theirbest without getting bogged down by the fear of change. Never be reactive because it often leads tonegative decision-making. If you are reactive, you may not have your subordinates actively working foryou when you are confronted with complex problems.Be inclusive: Embrace diversity and encourage inputs from subordinates. Never blame your subordinatesfor the team’s mistakes. Though it may be easy for you to evade responsibility for your decisions bypinning the blame on the team, your subordinates develop a low opinion of you and are averse to takinginstructions from you.A manager’s attitude affects team morale and productivity. Therefore, it is important that the managerhas positive leadership qualities that promote a productive work environment. So, strive to develop anddisplay a positive and proactive attitude to be a successful manager.Do share your thoughts on the same.To read more such articles, visit http://blog.commlabindia.com/ No.30, II Floor, Sarvasukhi Colony, West Marredpally, Secunderabad – 500 026 INDIA Telephone: 0091–40–27803080 & Fax: 0091–40–27716308 URL: http://www.commlabindia.com Email: info@commlabindia.com