1. I know what is expected of me at work
Like a Jazz band or the team on an aircraft carrier, or a NBA basketball team. More than knowing their tasks, they have been working as a team for so long, they can anticipate moves and have contingency plans. I know the tasks to complete but more importantly, how my role fits in with everyone else.
2. I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right
Be open to other peoples suggestions about how they could do a better job. Eg the special gloves at the fibreglass factory. Small refinements add up over time. And mean a lot to the employee – they feel listened to and cared about and they reward the company with loyalty and pitching in when needed. Bad idea: Not allocating people their space, having fluid desk arrangements Continue reading “12: The Elements of Great Managing by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter”