As a manager, you're going to have a world of a job to do. Managing invovles managing people and you need to have a lot of people skills to be good at it. No matter how fully in control and confident you are in yourself, you can never be the same way all the time with other people. The success of the people you are managing will be the determinant of how effective you are as a manager. A single member of your team can either make or break you. Blaming things that are beyond your control like the screening process won't help you. Hence, you are as good as your managerial skills.

For you to become an effective manager, you need to fix two aspects. The first thing that you should do is to communicate to your team and make them understand what your goals are. This way, you can be assured that everybody is working towards a common goal and nobody is wasting his and other's time by doing things that are not necessary.

Employees sometimes aren't aware of what is really expected of them and you must remember that as a manager. But this is not always the case. Sometimes, you will have staff who are skilled in their field of specialization, but you still need to map things out for them to get them started and get them started in the right direction. You need to put value in each of the member's work so you have to let them know what to do and why it needs to be done,

Being able to manage issues related to human behavior is the next thing you need to do. In an organization, personality clashes are expected. The group will have disagreements because of diverse beliefs and different opinions. During conflict, a good manager is always able smooth things out and able to pull everyone together enough that the team still manages to deliver on its goals as if nothing happened.

Our world will never be perfect. But a good manager will know how to make it close simply by listening to the team members. For academic institutions, administrators can improve their level of student retention by continuously honing their teaching quality. A good manager knows that every issue, no matter how small it is, is worth spending time on. Because even a single trivial issue can cause a lot of damage to the entire organization. In other words, know where the cracks are so you know where you need to be patching. The organization will be in good conditions once you have successful patched up all the holes.

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Conducting a student satisfaction survey regularly can be effective in spotting the factors that contribute to student attrition. This can be part of your student retenion strategies.