Book advises managers jump headlong into people management

Posted by Justin Hesser on December 6, 2011

Many managers find themselves in a position of authority because they were able to demonstrate skill or proficiency in many administrative or technical tasks. However, one of their largest responsibilities is one that they may not have been challenged to display – a knack for people management.

The news source Small Business Trends published a review of "Full Engagement: Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People," a book written by business consultant Brian Tracy. According to the review, the book suggests managers engage in people management with full vigor and enthusiasm, since it is often the manager's attitude and decorum that steers the culture of the organization.

"The way you treat people, what you say and do that affects them emotionally, is more important in bringing out the best in people than all the education, intelligence or experience you might have at doing your job," Tracy writes in the introduction.

While the book describes a people-centric approach to management, it also behooves managers to arm themselves and their team with the tools for success. In this regard, it may be beneficial to turn to software developing companies for custom application development.

These consultant groups can help identify weaknesses or shortcomings in existing processes that may be mitigated through effective database software. They can also recommend the right software and vendor that may be able to help. FileMaker, for instance, is one top software that provides the intuitive interface and tools managers need to increase their productivity in a variety of fields.

Trusted FileMaker consultants may be able to connect clients in diverse industries such as education, government and nonprofit work with reliable database software that improves managers' and employees' workflows. As a result, managers can spend less time handling menial tasks and more time ensuring their workers are happy and productive.