What Makes a Good Boss

Being a good boss is something that most managers and owners would like to be in order to have a peaceful and good work environment.  Many people have had experiences with bosses that were less than ideal and know that it can decrease team morale and make you feel like you don’t want to go to work at all.

The first step is knowing that you want to be the best leader for your team that you can be, the rest comes with a consistent effort and analyzing how well you are keeping up with what needs to be done.  If you feel that your team is being productive and people seem to have an overall smile on their faces then chances are you are doing the right things.  

However, if you feel like you might be wondering what is going on in the office and what you might be able to do to increase the atmosphere, here are some of the things that are key when it comes to being a good boss.

Keeping Employees Happy

The best thing you can do to keep good employees is to keep them happy with their jobs.  An unhappy employee is one that isn’t motivated to arrive and usually complaining and bringing other employees down.  

You can think of an unhappy employee like a weed in a garden.  When left untreated it can take over the entire environment so you shouldn’t neglect your garden!  If the entire team morale starts to get down, your team’s productivity will suffer.  A good boss makes sure that everyone feels ok about the work process and takes the steps necessary to ensure it.

Delegating Tasks Effectively

A good boss knows how to take a list of what needs to get done and gives a piece to everyone effectively.  When your team is assigned tasks to the most qualified people available then you have a good flow and lack of lost time and money.

Increasing Growth And Profits

When you look at your business’s numbers and see that there is an increase over time and profits are going up, this is an indication that the boss is doing his or her job effectively.

The same goes for looking at numbers that are going down. If you aren’t growing as a business then it is time to take a look at what needs to change and fast.

Strong Leadership

Good leaders know how to lead as an example.  This means being able to make your team feel like they have someone who will go to bat for them but also won’t tolerate anything out of line.  A good boss is like a parent.  They aren’t there to be your best friend, but rather there to guide you to be the best that you can be.