Spread yourself around so you don’t play favorites — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Whom do you gravitate toward when you walk into a roomful of your staff? If you always make a beeline for the same individuals, watch out. The easiest way to alienate your team is to spend too much time with one or two people and ignore the rest. It’s amazing to what extent employees notice when their boss repeatedly seems to listen more intently to certain individuals or give more eye contact to one team member than another. These subtle signs can make disgruntled employees feel resentful, leading them to breed ill will and dissension on a potentially harmonious team. Solution: Strive to chat with everyone equally. Seek out quiet workers and engage them in conversation. Ideally, your employees should not suspect that you like some of them more than others.