Monday, December 22, 2008

7 Management Gifts for Employees

What can management give to employees? Here is a short list of what many of your employees might suggest:
  1. Get rid of abusive managers and co-workers. They drag down morale, increase stress, and drive off good people.
  2. Give us decent compensation. Our pay doesn't have to be extravagant, but it should be reasonable.
  3. Tell us what's going on. Keep us briefed so we don't have to rely upon the rumor mill. Don't lie to us or treat us like children.
  4. Ask us for ways to improve our jobs. Later, show us that you really listened.
  5. Drop the empty words. Remove any gaps between what you say and what you do.
  6. Examine what you reward. We notice when office politicians are favored over steady producers.
  7. Make our work meaningful and efficient. Structure our job responsibilities so we can see how we directly contribute to the larger mission. Remove anything that makes it harder for us to do our jobs.


Anonymous said...

Powerful thoughts, Michael. And so spot on. Removing the gap between words and actions is so right; and the point about looking at gets rewarded should be sent to financial services companies today!

Thanks for all the good work...and this super list.


Michael Wade said...

Thanks, Frank.

I have a feeling that several of them could help the financial services companies!

Unknown said...

Excellent list! That should be framed and on the wall in every manager's office out there.