Bring the best out in others
Management is all about getting the best from your team. At an entry level, employees only have to concern themselves with completing their work to an adequate standard, but at management level you need to be able to motivate those same employees to give more. If you’re a good motivator and are able to bring out the best in individuals and teams, you’re sure to go far.
It’s important that managers hold themselves accountable in the same way as any other employee. Passing the buck or blaming others is a sure way to lose the respect of your team members and colleagues, so being able to stand up and take responsibility for your actions is an important quality for any manager.
Finally, managers need to be flexible and able to adapt themselves to any situation. Leading a team will never be smooth-sailing and you need to be able to react to a variety of different circumstances in a cool and calm manner. This also applies to your relationships with team members. Understanding that employees face a variety of challenges and difficulties in their personal and professional lives and dealing with them in a flexible manner will help you earn the trust and respect of your colleagues.
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