Employee Manager Communication
Being a manager is a challenging role. You are responsible for the business results of your department as well as the performance of your team. Most Human Resource Managers will tell you that the relationship between the employee and their manager is critical to the success of the company. Few managers understand this responsibility when it comes to managing employees.
Society for Human Resouce Management (SHRM) is the professional organization that supports human resource professionals. They do yearly surveys with a wide range of employees to get their take on what are the 5 most important aspects of job satisfaction in the workplace. “SHRM 2011 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement” is available for your review.
Table 1 gives a breakdown on employee responses in the workplace from 2002 through 2011 and you can see that the relationship between immediate supervisor and employee is increasing in the value towards job satisfaction.
There are some basic skills that a manager needs in order to be successful in their role.
One of the most important aspect of an employee and manager communication is the listening skills of the manager.
Think about your listening skills…how well do you perform in this area. Why not take the risk and ask your team members what they need…this will help you build your listening skills.
If your goal is to help each person on your team be their best and feel satisfied with their contributions, you will take the necessary steps to build strong communication channels with your team.