An Effective Supervisor:
➡ Is strategic, detail oriented, and proactive.
➡ Does not favor or provide an unfair advantage to some employees over others.
➡ Really listens to their employees’ concerns and helps them with determining the best path towards resolving those concerns.
➡ Supports and encourages staff development.
➡ Takes the time to understand the work that their staff performs.
➡ Makes themselves available; takes the time to meet with employees.
➡ Has at least a general understanding of their employees strengths and weaknesses.
➡ Praises their employees for doing good work on a regular basis.
➡ Requires that all employees work to their fullest capacity.
➡ Addresses difficult workplace situations immediately. Does not let workplace issues progress to a point where it affects employee productivity and morale.
➡ Shares with employees any information as appropriate that impacts the company.
➡ Shares their goals and expectations with staff.
➡ Is very clear when assigning tasks to their employees about what needs to be done and when the work should be completed.
➡ Is not afraid to let their employees have their time in the limelight and in fact encourages it.
➡ Is always willing to delegate work to others instead of trying to take care of everything.
➡ Treats their staff as partners and not as subordinates.
➡ Does not take credit for individual or collective employee accomplishments.
➡ Acts as a buffer for their employees when issues arrive with clients or customers as appropriate.
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