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Good managers drive their employees and their organization to success. They juggle a wide range of tasks and deadlines; know how to effectively manage people, their performance, and the business itself; and help others achieve their potential. And they do it well. Learn to become a manager your employees admire and respect and one your boss can rely on. Britt Andreatta, director of learning and development for lynda.com, shows you how to choose the right style of management for you and your workplace, hire and onboard employees, address performance problems, resolve conflict, and manage time, budgets, and performance goals. Plus, learn how to handle tricky situations like transitioning from a peer to a manager, managing multiple generations, and letting employees go.
(opening music) - Welcome to Management Fundamentals. If you're watching this course, it's likely that you're a manager or soon will be. Congratulations! Managers play a central role in every organization but it's good managers who drive any organization to success. I'm Dr. Britt Andreatta. Not only have I spent my professional career teaching and training on leadership and management, I've also managed people. I've supervised numerous teams from as small as one employee to as large as 100 with layers of managers between me and the front line staff.
I've experienced all of the highs and lows of management and am pleased that I can support you as you step into this very important role. In this course, I'll share with you specific tips and strategies for increasing your competency in a range of key management skills. We'll look at how you can design a performance management process that guides your interaction with employees year-round. This includes hiring, onboarding, goal-setting and coaching. We'll also look at how you can maximize the potential of those you lead. Through building trust and engaging your employees, you'll be able to guide their ongoing growth and development.
We'll even delve into common issues like resolving conflict, managing multiple generations, and avoiding micro-management. Finally, we'll explore how you can help your organization achieve its goals through key business skills like managing projects, complying with policies, and good budget practices. So, let's get started.
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