Google Oxygen inspires 8 data driven management practices in a quest to build a better boss
The NY Times printed a long article on Google’s OXYGEN project to look at the top data driven principles of management within Google. Managers play a key role in employee engagement and these practices can go along way to also instilling engagement in any organization.
Here are the 8 top behaviors of managers in order of importance:
- Be a good coach
- Empower your team and don’t micromanage
- Express interest in team members’ success and personal well-being
- Don’t be a sissy: Be productive and results-oriented
- Be a good communicator and listen to your team
- Help your employees with career development
- Have a clear vision and strategy for the team
- Have key technical skills so you can help advise the team
Here are an additional 3 manager pitfalls:
- Have trouble making a transition to the team
- Lack a consistent approach to performance management and career development
- Spend too little time managing and communicating
Next Step. I encourage you to read the New York Time’s piece to get background information on the work and further explanation on the principles: Google’s Quest to Build A Better Boss.
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David Zinger believes managers are the fulcrum and engagement is the lever to create engaged results in organizations. David works with organizations and individuals to improve employee engagement. His speaking, writing, coaching, and consulting focus on helping organizations and individuals increase employee engagement by 20%. David founded the 3500 member Employee Engagement Network. The network is striving to increase employee engagement 20% by 2020.
Contact David today to increase engagement where you work. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone 204 254 2130 / Website: www.davidzinger.com)