Work Productivity and Hacks
The Golden Rule of Management
January 13, 2015
Who knew that the Golden Rule we learned during our younger years could apply in making yourself a more effective manager? Forget about all that you learned and heard from personal development books and articles and just go back to the basics: In a recent Forbes article, management expert Victor Lipman says,
One of the most fundamental things a manager can do to get others to work their hardest is easy: Treat others as you’d wish to be treated yourself.Interesting concept, right? However, the advice works as long as there are three factors a manager keeps in mind:
- It Can’t Govern Everything You Do - Augustine says that not everyone responds to the same communication and management style, leading a manager to adjust the way he/she relates to each employee.
- The Opposite Should Be True, Too - It’s equally about avoiding doing the things you wouldn’t want done to you.
- It Should Influence Your Actions at the Most Fundamental Level - Do you want your employees to be honest with you? Respectful? Fair? Even-tempered? The key is to display that behavior yourself. Through that fundamental behavior, you’ll show your team you’re a dedicated manager—a leader they want to look up to, work hard for, and create success for.