What Are Effective Management Strategies?

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Effective management strategies are directly connected to efficient leadership. Management leadership means having set strategies and goals being productively achieved from top company positions to entry-level jobs. The more workers are inspired and motivated to complete their job tasks efficiently, the better the overall profit for the company. Some of the most effective workplace strategies involve information and time management as well as employee leadership.

Information management is the organization of materials such as documents and records within a business or corporation. Information technology (IT) is the use of computers in effective management strategies for producing, storing and accessing such materials. Before choosing an IT management system, company managers must decide on technology that will grow with the company rather than having to change it in a year or two. Cost-effective strategies have to play a large role in information management decisions. Effective IT management strategies also include weighing the risks before adopting an information system.

Issues concerning time management are important to most companies because only so much work can be accomplished in a day. If there are too many unproductive or poorly managed days, work quantity as well as quality can suffer. Effective management strategies for making the most of workday time are often those that are performance-based.


Setting strict penalties or rules against employee tardiness or leaving early may keep workers at their desks, but there is still no production guarantee. If employees know that their performance is being evaluated, including whether they can meet set deadlines to accomplish a certain amount of work, this management strategy tends to be more effective than just requiring "face time." Face time refers to the physical presence of employees in the work place, whereas performance reviews evaluate actual accomplishments that will affect raises, bonuses and promotions.

Since employees are motivated by pay raises, bonuses and promotions, performance-based evaluation tends to be one of the most effective management strategies. However, rather than focusing only on outward rewards that may be matched by another company and therefore result in employees leaving, creating a supportive, respectful work environment is also a very important staff management strategy. Leadership that inspires and motivates employees to achieve can keep workers satisfied and less likely to want to work elsewhere. The more companies can keep productive workers, the fewer resources they'll need to spend on rehiring and retraining new workers.


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