Are you a people-focused manager?
Continuing our employee engagement series, this month we focus on the second attribute of an engaging culture: people-focused managers. When this attribute is present in an organization’s culture, you see managers and supervisors routinely coaching, developing and genuinely caring about their employees.
If you’ve ever had the experience of working for a bad manager, you understand why that role, and an employee’s relationship with that person, has such a powerful effect on employee engagement. Gallup reports that one in two employees have left their job to get away from their manager and that managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement across business units.
It’s easy to see why people-focused managers are an essential part of a culture of engagement. So, how would you describe a people-focused manager? Here are a few different perspectives…