Business administration has been recognized as one of the most pressing problems faced by most businesses today. There is surprisingly little agreement among executives or educators on what makes a good administrator. The real question to be asked when hiring somebody for business administration is what the individual can accomplish? There are some things that all great business administrators have in common. Lets take a look at some of the best practices to follow, for a successful administration.
Incorporate the three-skill approach
There are three key skills that a good administrator will possess. These include:
Technical Skills: Technical skill involves specialized knowledge, analytical ability within that specialty, and facility in the use of the tools and techniques of the specific discipline. Technical skill implies an understanding of, and proficiency in, a specific kind of activity, particularly one involving methods, processes, procedures, or techniques.
Human Skills: This skill is demonstrated in the way the individual perceives and recognizes the perceptions of his superiors, equals, and subordinates, and in the way he behaves subsequently. Human skill is the executiveÂ’s ability to work effectively as a group member and to build cooperative effort within the team you lead.
Conceptual Skills: Conceptual skill involves the ability to see the enterprise as a whole; it includes recognizing how the various functions of the organization depend on one another, and how changes in any one part affect all the others; and it extends to visualizing the relationship of the individual business to the industry, the community, and the political, social, and economic forces of the nation as a whole.
Besides these, it is important to look out for the following skills in the individual or agency you choose to hand over the administrations tasks of your business to.
Motivation: in order to get the most out of your workforce, you need to keep your employers motivated. You should have a charismatic presence and be respected by those who work under you. It is also your job to create camaraderie among your team and encourage employees to collaborate with one another and support each other in the work you do together.
Decision Making: You need to be skilled at evaluating options within the scope of the big picture. You should have an education in business administration so you know theories about how to best guide a business.
Leadership: Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. This can be a very difficult task and requires inspiring and motivating those around you. Certainly leadership requires the ability to develop a vision and execute a plan to achieve that vision. Leadership is best exercised in the working environment.
Successful administration comes with a well-planed and defined approach. Moving forward without a goal is as good as not moving forward in the business world.
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