|How long have you known that telling staff your opinion about them doesn't work very well? But it's a bad habit, you got it from your dad or mum - remember? Or a sibling, a teacher... It's well ingrained. Did it work for you? Probably not. There is another way. Try telling your direct reports that you like something they do. And what you'd like more of. And then when that's all sunk in and been smiled over, maybe, if it really matters, what you'd like less of.
This is a true feedback approach and it results in:
- Managers and Teams who work enthusiastically with you on the job
- People who are open to dialogue and ready to exchange ideas for improvement
- Managers and staff at all levels aligned towards the common purpose.
Labels: Collaboration, Feedback, Leadership, Morale