Best New Managers
Over and over, we have been told by employees that the best new managers ensure that their teams work in an environment of open communication that is built upon trust, healthy conflict, accountability and mutual respect. Our annual employee engagement survey research certainly backs up this claim.
Is It as Simple As Having an Open Door Policy?
It is not enough to unlock your door as a new manager and tell your team members they are welcome any time. An open door policy alone does not encourage your followers to share their ideas and concerns. The best new managers do more.
Three Ways to Create an Open Environment
The best new managers establish an organizational culture where feedback is valued, freely given and freely received. That means managers need to do more than just set the stage. Manager have to model the way by soliciting feedback and receiving it in a spirit of learning and growing. Here are three tips that should be incorporated into your new manager training:
The Bottom Line
You will know you are headed in the right direction when your team shares opinions openly without fear of reprisal, has the information they need to be successful, believes their ideas are taken seriously, and are confident that their feedback is well received and followed up on.
To learn more about what the best managers do to create high performing teams, download The 6 Management Practices that Differentiate the Extraordinary from the Average
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