Contributed By

ConnectionstoGrowth

Connections to Growth

View Profile

Defining Your Management Style

April 29, 2016

The right environment can foster optimal individual and organizational achievement.

As CEO, you’re responsible for providing company-wide vision and leadership. At the same time, you need to cultivate the leadership qualities and potential of the managers and employees whose ideas will propel your continued growth. Nurturing and capitalizing on their capabilities positions your business to pursue and achieve peak performance and profitability. That’s why you must remain conscious of, and play a prominent role in, shaping the company’s culture.

The keys to building a culture that fuels productivity and profitability include:

  • Acknowledging formal and informal cues, through institutional initiatives like employee recognition programs, and unofficial (but equally powerful) cues, such as which employees are invited to or excluded from meetings.
  • Leading in a consistent, uniform style, which helps your team feel more comfortable with certain types of actions or changes and encourages behavior that supports your mission and growth.
  • Keeping track of how intermediate managers deliver and present informal feedback, whether recognition or reprimands. Employees must have a sense that their performance will generate a consistent, and therefore fairly predictable, response from one department or location to another.

Culture plays a central role not just in statements of corporate values, but in your company’s bottom-line results. By recognizing that role and leading your team toward understanding and appreciation of the culture component, you can create an environment that fosters optimal individual and organizational achievement.

Read the fourth in our series of Connections to Growth guides, Entrepreneur to CEO: Making the Transition, to learn how you can create a culture geared to profitability.

This article is available exclusively to
Comcast Business Community Members.

Join the Comcast Business Community to read this article
and get access to all the resources and features on the site.

It's free to sign up

OR

Join the Discussion

300 Characters Left
comcast-ctas-052417-SMB

Resource Center

Why Comcast
Comcast Business delivers fast, reliable networking solutions built for business performance and growth

Current Offers
Take advantage of our limited time offers with a customized plan built to give your business an edge over competitors

Community Forums
Find solutions, share knowledge and get answers from customers and experts

Help & Support
Get help and support from Comcast experts

Resource Library
Find out how Comcast has helped clients like you meet their needs with informative White Papers, Case Studies and more

Internet Speed Test
Try the Comcast Business Internet Speed Test to see how your business stacks up

Social Media
Connect with Comcast and join the conversation on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+