Managers: How Do You Actually Become Better?

Most managers would say that they want to become better. But they don’t have a clue how to make that happen. 

Most of them show up to work, hate their job, and struggle day after day. They blame their staff and their boss for their problems. And they complain all the time about their situation but don’t do anything about it.

I started Even Better to teach managers how to become better and enjoy their work and life in the process.

But how do you actually become better? What does the process of making improvement really look like?

Becoming better comes down to 5 simple steps:

  1. Do a whole system review.

  2. Find an area to focus on.

  3. Work on that area.

  4. Assess your progress.

  5. Make adjustments. 

Step 1: Do a whole system review.

Set aside 30 minutes to meet with yourself. Think about your work and performance as a whole system. Divide your work into the parts that make it up. Rate your progress in each of the areas. In this step, you’ll be doing a performance review of yourself.

Step 2: Find an area to focus on.

As you work on Step 1, think about which area of your work you’d like to focus on. Take some time to think about how you might improve that area.

Step 3: Work on the area you decided to focus on.

Find ways in your day-to-day activities to make the area from Step 2 a little better. Track your progress each day.

Step 4: Assess your progress.

Set aside time once per week to look back at your progress to see how you’ve been doing. Are you improving in the area you’ve been focusing?

Step 5: Make adjustments. 

Decide what adjustments you can make to do even better in that area. How can you change the things you do each day to support your improvement?

After completing all 5 steps within one week, continue to repeat Steps 3 through 5 each week.

After 3 months, go back to Step 1 and complete a review of your whole work system.

Consider setting up a 360 Degree Review of your performance every 3 to 6 months. This will allow you to get feedback from your staff and bosses. Then you can make sure you’re focusing on the most important areas of your performance.

There you go! I hope this guide supports you in becoming even better! If I can help, please let me know!

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