Human Resources: This Time, it's Personal
Managers plagued by bad staff morale and sputtering productivity should go take a hike around the office.
With so many businesses hunkering down in belt-tightening mode, freezing salaries and even laying off workers, low employee morale and it’s ugly step-cousin, reduced productivity, just might be unwelcome visitors lounging around your company. So what’s a manager or supervisor to do?
Management consultant Drew Stevens says there’s a simple solution: Put on some comfortable shoes, take a stroll around the office and get personal. "The key thing is getting to know staff be visible,â€ says Stevens, who’s been providing management and employee development advice for more than 20 years. "We call it management by walking around.