Best Practices Manual

Best Practices Manual for Supervisors

Best Practices Manual for Supervisors
As a Supervisor, you will encounter many different scenarios in the course of your career. Supervisors and leaders all possess the ability to manage employees. Many of our leaders have different preferences and styles which they bring to the workplace. Therefore, they approach their jobs in different ways. This manual has been compiled from a team of veteran supervisors who have had a total of 32 years experience combined. We asked them to give us some of their best practices to pass along to others who would help them get a good head start to a great rewarding career. The following supervisory responsibilities will include best practices:
  * Demonstrating communication skills
  * Determining effective orientation and training methods
  * Improving productivity for teams
  * Conducting performance appraisals
  * Resolving conflict
  * Improving employee relations
Demonstrating Communication Skills
Communication is one of the most important skills you will have to possess as a supervisor. It is a very essential piece of your job as a leader. Communication is easily described as the form of exchanging information verbally or written. This kind of information can be instructions, commands, influences, information to inform, and even motivation and guidance. On a daily basis, we communicate with others. It can be through email, interviews, reports, telephone, meetings or conferences, face to face, and even cell phone, text, memo or walkie-talkie. It is used to instruct, command, inform, influence, and persuade others. Without communication, there would be many people left lost with not knowing what to do or what needs to be done. Communication can also be used to motivate those who are lagging in their jobs.
Learning proper and effective communication is the one most important aspects of improving the productivity and effectiveness of an organization overall. Without being...