Negosentro.com | Although every person is considered unique—with special talents and abilities that define them—there are certain attributes that professionals in a particular field commonly exhibit. For example, scientists are generally known to be curious, inquisitive, analytical, and logical. Educators need to be patient, engaging, and subject area experts. Meanwhile, artists are of the imaginative and passionate bunch.
In the corporate setting, managers are accountable for the team’s productivity and efficiency, which requires them to have excellent leadership qualities. Some of these qualities are ageless, meaning they remain the same with the passing of time. People expect leaders to always model good values and behavior, such as honesty, integrity, and perseverance. Without these qualities, leaders lose their credibility, leaving their followers with no one to guide them.
Today, there’s a need for managers to be well-rounded by adapting to the signs of the time. Technology and innovation are now major driving forces in almost every industry, which makes it necessary for Filipino modern leaders to step up in these areas. There are several ways to achieve this goal, which is what our featured infographic is all about.
What Makes an Outstanding Filipino Manager
The infographic touches on the methods of becoming a great Filipino manager. There’s a special focus on the need to stay up-to-date with everything, especially industry trends.
Since technology is at the heart of business operations for many companies at present and most likely in the years to come, it’s your responsibility as a leader or manager to know how modern tools can help increase your organization’s productivity and efficiency. You could initiate a company research that will give you an idea of what specific technologies suit your business model and then tap into the minds of your technical expert employees to plan how to update your processes using new tools.
Aside from honing your technical know-how, it’s also a great opportunity for you to enhance your skills in task delegation. You’ll be setting up a team whose main responsibility is to help you implement your vision for the company to be technologically ready and make your business as competitive as everyone else’s.
Your management or leadership style should also take into consideration the needs of today’s workforce. You need to support the desire of your employees to have a healthy dose of work-life balance.
In the technologically-driven world we have right now, it’s becoming more and more difficult to disconnect oneself from the online space. While technology allows people to multitask, it may also cause your employees to feel overwhelmed and pressured until burnout kicks in.
As their manager, you have to set boundaries as to when work starts and ends. Remember that your employees need to have enough time for their family, travel, leisure, or other personal activities. This is true especially for younger generations who don’t like the idea of working more than they need to in exchange for a paycheck. Allowing them to have a complete weekend rest means not expecting them to respond to your emails or direct messages until they get back to the office the following week.
In the same manner, you need to pay attention to your own work-life balance as well. When you make self-care a priority, you can be a more effective leader because you’re well-rested, healthy, and happy. You don’t need to feel bad if you’re delegating tasks, and neither should you stop yourself from allowing your employees to do their work with little supervision from you. At the end of the day, you need to take care of yourself so you can take care of your team, too.
You can learn more about the things that Filipino employees are looking for in managers by reading the full version of this infographic.