Why people management skills make the corporate world go round

20 July 2016
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Whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert, knowing how to work as a member of a team is essential for organisational and personal successes. So, whether you’re a leader or a follower, here are a few things you should know about the role of people management skills in the world of corporate…

For starters, these are not something that everyone is born with. It’s a fact that some of the world’s greatest leaders have honed their people management skills over time through studying and practical experience. People skills are important because they foster positive employee dynamics; something absolutely vital if you and your team are to achieve a common goal. The old saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”, definitely rings true here.

Most people who aren’t yet at management level often need a role model to aspire to. In corporate this is especially true, as most people are trying to climb the ladder and make it to the top. A management figure with effective people skills is great for employee motivation and getting staff to work well as a team. If staff feels well managed and mentored in a way that encourages growth on a personal and corporate level, there will be less conflict and less resignations!

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"Management is nothing more than motivating other people."
Lee Lacocca

Great people skills also encourage internal communication within an organisation. As you probably already know, good communication is key to the success of any business because it can function optimally without unnecessary conflict and the resisting of change.

Many leaders or managers will tell you that strengthening their people skills didn’t happen overnight. Some would have studied it, read up on it or observed it in the corporate world. They’d also tell you that it’s never too late to learn more about it, or take your own management skills to the next level.

Isn’t it time you made the most of your career with a Short Learning Programme in Leadership and People Management Programme from The Business School?

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