3 Ways to increase engagement as a manager

Get to know your employees.  Walk around the office and have conversations with your team. Check out their desk and see what pictures they have displayed and them questions based on what you see.  “Did you get a new dog? What’s their name?” “What grade are your kids in now?”

Ask “What do you need from me?”  This simple phrase opens up the conversation for your employees to ask about professional development and support they may not have had the opportunity to ask about before.

Ask for feedback.  We often give feedback to our employees but don’t ask for it ourselves.  Ask “what can I be doing better in my role to support you and our team?”

 

Alissa Carpenter

Alissa Carpenter

Professional Trainer, Speaker and Career Coach at Everything's Not OK and That's OK
Alissa Carpenter offers professional development and career exploration to companies, alumni groups, student advising units, and individuals across the country. She works to enhance team communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills with an upbeat personality and true passion for working with others to set and achieve goals.Alissa has an MEd in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education, is a Gallup-Certified Clifton Strengths Coach and is certified in the Strong Interest inventory.
Alissa Carpenter