Successful management does not grow overnight. When good principles are implemented, management is strengthened. Three key areas are highlighted below.
First, observe accountability structures. Managers are responsible to ensure structures are clearly outlined and maintained. Staff should know who they are accountable to and what their job description is. Maintaining clear accountability structures is vital for the optimal functioning of the organisation. For example, a staff member might come to you saying that they prefer talking to you because you are more approachable than their supervisor. Although this might be somewhat flattering to you, there is danger in overstepping the accountability line. Referring staff members back to their line of accountability and encouraging all members to observe similar procedures, will contribute towards optimal team, departmental and/or organisational functioning.