Best Practices Manual for Supervisors
July 15, 2012
Supervisors are a big part of a company and how it is ran and how successful it will be depends a lot on them and the example they show in doing their job. When a supervisor sets a good example themselves then it makes it easier for their employees to follow. For a Supervisor’s team to be successful they need to show an example of some of these best practices so that the team knows what is expected of them. There are six areas that will be included in this manual that the Supervisor will need to follow also, they are:
1. Demonstrating Communication Skills
2. Determining Effective Orientation and Training Methods
3. Improving Productivity for Teams
4. Conducting Performance Appraisals
5. Resolving Conflict
6. Improving Employee Relations
I will show two best practices for each of these six areas in this Best Practices Manual for Supervisors. If these practices are followed by the supervisor it will help make them be more effective and efficient and to set a good example for their employees to follow also.
Demonstrating Communication Skills
Demonstrating good communication skills within a business is done by sending and receiving verbal and non-verbal messages. When you verbally communicate with others you exchange information that can inform, command, instruct, influence and persuade them. Having good communication skills is one of the most important jobs of a supervisor to keep everything going smoothly. If you do not have good communication skills then so many important things can be overlooked by you and your employees. Giving good directions is a part of good communication skills, if you do not give good, clear directions your employees may perform their jobs poorly because they do not know what is expected of them. Using good verbal...