#4 The Ultimate Guide to People Management Skills
In a world where the diversity of a workforce in organisations is only increasing, people management skills means more than just having the posture and a look of a boss. It is about forming and cementing relationships, providing the right motivation, keeping the team on track, understanding the needs of an individual and helping people achieve their goals.
The benefits are undeniable, a great team will be productive, have drive, be happy and successful. Poor leadership and management (what is the difference?) can have a negative effect that can lead to low morale, poor performance and worse, the loss of valuable talent.
It’s easy to draw parallels with the world of sport, for example the reasons why you need management skills are similar to those of a football club manager.
Long before the kick-off, the manager has to ensure they think about every aspect of the team’s performance. From having the right tools (the necessary kit in good order) to their physical fitness (training, diet) to the strategy to win the game. All these things are vitally important but once the players are on the pitch, the manager can only watch on.