Thursday, May 26, 2016

5 Ways to Be a More Respectful (and More Effective) Manager

From Payscale:

Unless Michael Scott is your management hero, you probably care more about getting results than getting your reports to like you. That's as it should be: it's too much to ask people to do what you tell them to do and validate you at the same time. But that doesn't mean that you should be indifferent to how your team feels. To be most effective, you need to build the kind of relationship where your people have trust in both your judgment and your discretion. Building respect should be one of your top priorities.

"People naturally want to do their best for those they feel respected by," writes Victor Lipman at Forbes. "There's nothing complicated about it: Employees respond well to being treated well. It puts them in a favorable productive mindset. As the old military saying goes, Take care of your people and they'll take care of you."

Further, Lipman says, "people resent not being respected, and a resentful attitude is never conducive to productivity."

So how do you show respect for the people on your team?

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