Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What Employees Need From Their Managers

Each employee requires different traits from their manager in order to make the relationship work. It’s impossible to know what each person might need from their employer. But a recent survey of 500 U.S. employees, published in the book What People Want, by Terry Bacon, will give you an idea of what employees want and don’t want from their employers.

90% of respondents want honesty from their manager. Among the other top needs were fairness, trust, respect and dependability. Still other employees crave collaboration, genuineness, appreciation and responsiveness.

What many employees feel they don’t need from you is friendship. Only 3% of respondents said they wanted their manager to be their friend. They could also do without TLC, emotional support and conversation.

While it’s important to understand these traits, they aren’t universal. Take the time to understand the needs of each employee. Workers who are fulfilled at work stay longer, are more loyal, and do a much better job, making your job that much easier.

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