As managers, we tend to focus a lot of our energy on things like team building, employee recognition, and professional development. And while those things are definitely important, sometimes you need to step back and make sure you’re covering the basics.
- Insure your team has the necessary resources to do their jobs. Eliminate outdated technology, streamline convoluted processes and balance the workload.
- Provide a safe, non-threatening work environment. Curtail any inappropriate email or other unprofessional team behavior that might make someone uncomfortable.
- Help your team understands what they can expect from you. Keep your management policies clear, consistent and objective.
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