10 Management No-No’s

To avoid alienating employees, good managers should avoid
these 10 management “no-no’s”:

1) Don’t create a policy every time somebody
messes up. Don’t overreact.

2) Don’t lie. Don’t distort the truth, withhold information, or make things
up even if it’s for a good reason. Don’t keep employees in the dark. Don’t try to manipulate people to control their behaviors or feelings.

3) Don’t hide behind policies or senior management when making a tough decision.

4) Don’t spy on your employees with cameras, with special computer equipment, or by following them around to make sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing and not violating any policies.

5) Don’t be a pest. Don’t delegate minor tasks or micromanage. Don’t take away  responsibilities as soon as there’s a problem.

6) Don’t threaten or intimidate staff.

7) Don’t demand that your staff do a physically impossible task just because your unreasonable boss pushed it onto you.

8) Don’t put employees in situations where it’s hard for them to do the right thing.

9) Don’t let inflexible sick leave and other policies put your employees into a  position of choosing between their families and their jobs.

10) Don’t beat up the employee who worked through the night to get that project completed on time when he or she comes in a few minutes late.

For more info, visit the Website www.ascentmgt.com.

To avoid alienating employees, good managers should avoid
these 10 management “no-no’s”:

1) Don’t create a policy every time somebody
messes up. Don’t overreact.

2) Don’t lie. Don’t distort the truth, withhold information, or make things
up even if it’s for a good reason. Don’t keep employees in the dark. Don’t try to manipulate people to control their behaviors or feelings.

3) Don’t hide behind policies or senior management when making a tough decision.

4) Don’t spy on your employees with cameras, with special computer equipment, or by following them around to make sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing and not violating any policies.

5) Don’t be a pest. Don’t delegate minor tasks or micromanage. Don’t take away  responsibilities as soon as there’s a problem.

6) Don’t threaten or intimidate staff.

7) Don’t demand that your staff do a physically impossible task just because your unreasonable boss pushed it onto you.

8) Don’t put employees in situations where it’s hard for them to do the right thing.

9) Don’t let inflexible sick leave and other policies put your employees into a  position of choosing between their families and their jobs.

10) Don’t beat up the employee who worked through the night to get that project completed on time when he or she comes in a few minutes late.

For more info, visit the Website www.ascentmgt.com.

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