A proactive manager is one who is able to see the bigger picture. They plan more ahead than firefighting, and they help their teams think through scenarios and prepare for the worst. They are open to feedback, and are always looking for ways to make business processes more resilient. They aren’t afraid of taking risks to reach their business goals.
Implementing proactive management isn’t simple but the results could be worth it. A proactive approach will improve employee morale, decrease the stress of a workplace emergency, and help you meet your goals for business. Start by reexamining your business process to see the areas you can improve or automate. For example, if taking time for meetings that have no real purpose, cut them out. By eliminating non-essential tasks in your daily routine it will free up more time to plan ahead.
A positive mindset can be promoted by teaching employees the skills necessary for proactive leadership. This can be accomplished through hands-on training, workshops in person and online learning resources. It’s also important to provide ongoing coaching and on-field assistance to ensure that proactive strategies are able to last over time.