We know, we know: You’re incredibly busy, and your team is supposed to help you meet the goals you’ve set to keep your business operating like a well-oiled machine. But don’t forget: Your team is made up of people, not robots. If you find yourself barking orders more often than not, there’s an easy fix:
Set up individual, once-a-week check-ins with each of your employees or, if your company is too big for that, with each of your direct reports. If you dedicate 30 minutes every week to meet with each of your team members, you’ll be able to guide them as needed and stay on top of what’s happening with them on the work front.
Read on for four more ways to fix common management mistakes.
This year’s annual “What’s Working” study just released by Mercer, a global HR advisory firm, might be more aptly named “What’s Not Working.” It reports that almost a third of U.S. employees are seriously eyeing the exit. And the survey found that more than half of senior managers are among them.
If your hope is to replace the retiring boomers on your staff with some of your up and comers, think again. More than 40 percent of employees 34 and younger are tweaking their resumes, too.
Sixty-one percent of paid interns working at for-profit companies received a job offer; only 38 percent of unpaid interns working at for-profit companies did. And paid interns netted higher starting salaries.
As a boss, you may dislike or undervalue virtues of your employees. However, when exercised wisely, certain traits may be extremely useful in propelling your business forward. Consider the value of these three virtues.