Three ways to improve your business management skills

​Regardless of your chosen industry, business management skills are a must. Not only do these influence the success of any organisation, they also act as the glue that holds any team or department together. When it comes to giving your business management skills a boost, there are several ways you can do so. From a business management certificate to honing your vision and driving engagement, here's how you can strengthen yours.

Pursue further studies

Gaining more knowledge is a sure way to make sure your skills are always top-notch. This is especially true at The IIE's Varsity College where the IIE Diploma in Commerce in Business Management gives you more than just a qualification. It gives you the backing of our New World thinking that results in stronger problem-solving and critical thinking skills. As some of the most in-demand skills with prospective employers, our students are prepared for any workplace situation and all of its challenges. Why not boost your CV and your strengths with the capabilities every boss looks for? It's why we consider a Business Management Certificate or business management qualification in general, gives you the best of both worlds for those looking to get ahead and stay there too.


Sharpen your vision and then share it

The best business leaders are the ones who are able to refine their vision, set a game plan and then make it known to those who follow them. Not only will this help your subordinates buy into your dreams for the future of the organisation, it'll also ensure that they have the courage to create their own vision. When it comes to sharing the purpose and hopes for the company, make sure you're consistent. This will reinforce what you're trying to achieve and serve as a reminder of what everyone should be striving for. Be sure to make everyone's role clear so that each member of the team can uphold their responsibility for reaching this vision.


Communication is key

Engaging with your team is of the utmost importance. Interacting with staff on a personal level will help you understand them better. Why not find out what motivates them? Then, you can expand on this to discover their goals, strengths and even ideas. More often than not, great ideas come from those on the ground and not always the people at the top. Communication is also great for limiting conflict and grievances within the business. This can only improve staff satisfaction and overall effort levels. Asking people what they think is a sure way to make them feel included and valued, something that fosters employee retention in the long-term.


Improving yourself today will make you a better leader tomorrow

At The IIE's Varsity College, we're creating the next generation of business leaders. Through programmes that offer the perfect blend of theory and New World thinking, our candidates seize every opportunity. They also get noticed by prospective employers thanks to a highly employable skill set that helps graduates navigate the hurdles of any position. For more on this popular IIE Diploma that deals with Commerce and Business Management, please click here to visit our website.


Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). South Africa's most accredited private higher education provider that's registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training and accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC).