Qualities of an Infrastructure Manager

Qualities of an Infrastructure Manager

Attitude

There are items that can help you improve yourself, and enhance your interactions with others. Desirable personal characteristics make a manager someone that others can look up to, and feel comfortable following:

An effective manager can’t motivate others if he or she can’t self-motivate. Self-motivation is the ability to get yourself going and take charge of what’s next for you it is a vital personal characteristic for a manager. You have to keep yourself going and motivate those who work with you. People trust a good manager because they know he or she has personal integrity. Workers need to know that he will fight for them and will follow the rules. As a person he should be dependable and reliable. Others in the organization should be able to rely on you. He should have an optimistic attitude so that can help build morale in the employees positive attitude can inspire others, and help them feel good about getting things done. Keep confidence in yourself.  An infra manager can’t afford to break down when the pressure is on. The ability to remain calm and do what needs to be done is essential in a good manager. A certain amount of flexibility is needed since he or she may need to adapt to changing situations.

Some level of business acumen is important for a infra manager. Even though he may not need to be on the level of a professional dealmaker, familiarity with basic business principles and practices can be helpful such as

Industry Knowledge: What do you know about the industry you are in? It helps understand your industry so that you can answer questions and perform your work more effectively. Workers may not need industry knowledge, but a manager should have some. An effective manager knows that some tasks need to be delegated. You should be able to identify workers who will do well, and give them tasks they can succeed at while helping the project. One needs to be organized in order to be a good manager. Keep track of projects, employees and assignments so that you are on top of what needs to happen in the business. Understand basic financial concepts so that you understand how to manage money as part of a project you have been given. Should know how the hierarchy works at your business, and follow the chain of command. Make sure that you understand your duties, and to whom you report. You should also know how the organization affects your subordinates. You need to be a law expert, you should have a grasp of the legal implications of sexual harassment, proper hiring and firing practices, confidentiality, and more.

Communication

The manager should be able to communicate effectively in writing. A good manager should be able to write professionally and with correct grammar, expressing him or herself in email, memos, and thank you notes. As a good manager he should know how to speak publicly, enunciating your words, and concisely communicating your ideas, whether in an interview, or addressing workers. Learn how to provide feedback in a way that is helpful to workers and others. One of the most important communication skills is listening. Make sure you are listening to your workers, superiors and customers, and that you acknowledge them. Organize and practice your presentations before giving them so that you are clear and concise, and so that your presentation flows well.

Relationships

Characteristics such as you build relationships matters are a manager. He should know how to manage relationships between yourself and your subordinates, as well as manage the relationships among those who work under you. You should also know how to develop relationships with your superiors, and coordinate relationships between those above you and below you in the hierarchy.

Mediator: Often, a good manager needs to be able to act as a mediator between workers, between a worker and a client, or between a superior and a worker. Brush up on your mediation qualities, and learn conflict resolution techniques to be a good manager.

Team Player: Should function as part of a team if he want to succeed as an effective manager. Make sure that you are willing to work with others, and that you will hold up your end.

Respect: You need to be respectful of your workers if you are to have respect as a manager in return. It’s up to you to set the example and build relationships of respect.

Collaboration: You’ll need to set up collaborations with others, and with your team. You should also be able to work well with others, and understand how to integrate ideas and personalities.

Value Others: A good manager helps employees feel valued. Surveys show that employees want recognition from their superiors, and you need to make sure to recognize contributions from your workers.

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4 thoughts on “Qualities of an Infrastructure Manager

  1. Hi,
    Firstly, great work. Appreciate your efforts on compiling the qualities that are much needed in an infra manger. I would also say that it is equally important to keep yourself updated with the technology changes and climatic changes around in the economy to match the competition and get that edge.
    Thanks.

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  2. You’ve jotted down all round ability that a Manager has or should have.But I feel it should have been a portrayal what qualities he displays in various situations. It just lacks that otherwise good work.

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