Manager Mishaps

According to a Gallup poll of more than one million employed US Workers, a bad boss is the number one reason people leave their job and 3 in 5 employees say their organizations are not well managed.

What would employees at your company say?

As today unfolds keep an eye out for some common Manager Mishaps:

  1. How are you stifling autonomy?
  2. Where are you micro-managing?
  3. Why are you focusing more on placing blame than on solving problems?

Managers set the tone of company culture by illustrating what is acceptable and valued, by what they say, what they do, and what they don’t do.

The best managers are committed to eliminating the barriers standing in the way of their folks performing their best.

According to Daniel Pink in his book Drive, hiring employees who are the right fit and offering them opportunities for Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose will ensure an engaged workforce.

The key to retention is consistency.

People pay attention. Inconsistencies are opportunities for major dissatisfaction or disruption in the work place.

If you don’t believe that your actions have a significant impact on your staff, try doing something out of character, see how word spreads.

What is the culture of your organization? Does it use or utilize its employees?