Want to know whats on your employees minds?
Want to know how you can become a better manager? Want to
know whats keeping your staff from meeting their quarterly
objectives? The answer is simple: Ask.
Before you do, remember these caveats:
- Dont punish workers for being honest: If
an employee says that you discourage your staff by using
cutting remarks and sarcasm, dont hold it against
him or her. You should be grateful for their honesty, even
if its difficult to accept.
- Listen to the answers: Theres no sense in
asking for input if you become defensive or cut the speaker
- Make feedback a regular part of your interactions:
Constructive feedback is most valuable if its received
when you can still do something about the situation. By
incorporating feedback into your regular interactions with
your staff, youll be in a position to react to bad
news before its too late to address.