Employees are a strange thing, sometimes you think you’ve got a grip on their situation and other times you feel like they are out of control. Well one of the main reasons you may feel this way when dealing with your employees is because they are human beings.
The first thing to remember when managing your employees is that they are people. It may sound like common sense, but in the thick of a logical, job focused work place, you might sometimes forget that the person you just told to do something, is just that, a person.
So how does this effect the way you manage these ‘people’. A great thing to keep in mind is that human beings, by their very nature are unpredictable, creative, destructive and constructive. Sometimes all at the same time. There will be many situations where you feel like you can’t control these facts of humanity. That’s because you can’t.
Sometimes there are just things you cannot control in regards to people, even if you are their manager. Letting go of trying to control employees, and giving them more freedom can lead to empowerment of you as a manager and of your employees.