The sixth and final article in my series on Being a Better Boss is about using applied psychology in business management.
Common sense is heavily depended upon by most managers when making decisions to solve problems but they seldom evaluate the success of using those hunches. Using your common sense to solve problems usually leads to those same issues reoccurring over and over.
Really great bosses know and understand their employees and their interests and then manage according to those interests. When you manage your employees based on what you know about them you are managing more through psychology as opposed to common sense.
The application of psychological principles and findings has been used to influence business management for many of the more successful managers and leaders.
Next time you are in the market for a book to help you further develop and improve your management skills, browse through the psychology section.
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