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Business manager responsibilities

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A business manager is essentially a leader, and leaders are put in place to positively influence and direct a group to a desired result. They have to help the business, through the employees, by realizing goals, whether those are sales goals or something else. The primary responsibilities of managers are as follows:

They give direction with meaning- Anyone can point out that something needs doing, this does not take any special leadership skills, but what a manager does is not only give the directive, as well as some tips for achieving the desired outcome, they also create a vision that inspires people and gives them a reason to get the work done. In other words, good leaders should be making the work meaningful, even the most tedious of tasks should feel important and part of reaching a common goal, fulfilling a vision etc. Good business managers do not just give out orders, they direct within a framework of a shared vision that helps boost motivation and morale, and help inspire people to reach their goals. People would rather do something that they feel has a purpose then just do something because they were told to do it by their boss.

They focus on environment- Good leaders know that in order to achieve the most desired results from their employees, they need to help them feel valued, and important. An environment that is collaborative, fun, and trusting where employees are given control over their work life, and encouraged to express ideas is one where things get done, and happily. Of course, all of this needs to be done within the framework of reaching the desired outcomes for the business. If a business manager can help to create an environment that fosters independent thinking, creativity, and the desire to contribute, they will see goals being met. Make it fun, but also productive for the best results.

They are encouraging- Good business leaders do not try to micromanage everything, rather they encourage their employees to step up and take responsibilities. They lead the group by example and allow their employees to grow, develop, and become more. It is common to see business leaders try and curb their employees, not wanting to give them too much power, etc. However, this only leads to longer time frames for reaching desired results. A good leader will instead encourage and strengthen their group to take on responsibilities, and grow into their own potential, while helping the business grow as well.

Good business managers are competent and effective when they learn to manage their staff with trust, with meaning, and with goals that require the individual to trust in themselves and grow. If you can do these things, you will be able to draw out the best in each employee, and achieve your desired results far faster and more efficiently, while maintaining a happy staff.

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