You like to look so busy that others are afraid to bother you. You mutter to yourself, run around the office in a frantic rush and hold up your arm as someone approaches as if to say, “Stay away from me.” That do-not-disturb strategy may keep people from telling you what you need to know. Instead, stay calm and approachable at all times. If someone raises an issue that’s not pressing, say, “Let’s talk about that next week,” or, “If you need help now, please see someone else.”
The entire manager/employee relationship is based on one thing: communication. Yet most managers don’t talk to their staff enough … don’t know what to talk about … or don’t know how to have the necessary conversations to motivate and improve performance....Click here to find out more.