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Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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7/8/2014 | 4:05:40 PM
What a concept!
Maybe some bosses worry that they'll be seen as weak by reports, and more committed to their teams than the success of the company by their own bosses, if they advocate too strongly or provide too much flexibility? That's the only reason I can imagine (besides that one is a jerk) to not treat people like responsible adults with lives outside the office walls.

 
PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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7/10/2014 | 11:16:23 PM
Re: What a concept!
You are right. Many times companies forget of the other factors that will impact employee satisfaction, including job flexibility, family commitments, etc.  If people feel you care about them, in some case, it will have huge impact on their work productivity.
impactnow
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impactnow,
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7/12/2014 | 3:00:42 AM
Sucess is a group endeavor

Larry I once worked for someone who taught me an awesome management tool. He said if you want to understand a leaders capabilities talk to their staff first. A leader that has a staff dedicated to them is the person you want on your team the person whose staff dislikes them will never be successful and all the education and experience won't overcome that issue. I have had the pleasure of working with many leaders that espouse your traits and I would work with any of them again and would also have done anything to help their success when I was on their team. I have only had a few of those leaders that treated you like a cog in my career and I took those opportunities to move on to something else in my career. Unfortunately those leaders rarely change and their behavior becomes a tell a tale sign on their resumes, with frequent job changes and lack of employee recommendations in social media. While money is great there is a lot to be said for work life quality.

lbonfante106
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lbonfante106,
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7/12/2014 | 1:53:50 PM
Re: Sucess is a group endeavor
As the old axiom goes "people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care"
yalanand
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yalanand,
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7/30/2014 | 4:43:58 PM
Re: Sucess is a group endeavor
@impactnow: exactly, leaders make you deliver the best in you. Review boards continually ask the staff how their managers are treating them and if work pressure is too much. So every inspection week is like an exam for every manager, because even managers have superiors.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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7/30/2014 | 4:22:05 PM
Managing teams
I know one example of a CIO who really liked to mix it up. Most of his teams comprised of not more than 15 engineers, of which 2 were senior engineers with most experience but less motivation to complete the project soon enough, 8 were learned but competitive engineers, and 5 were least experienced (their experience ranged from 4 to 7 years) but highly impatient junior engineers. This weird combination set things right for the projects.


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