Lou Solomon wrote a provocative and insightful post on the Harvard Business Review blog on March 9th that has me very concerned about managers ability to have a positive impact and influence on employee engagement, “Two-Thirds of Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating with Employees.” According to the survey many managers are uncomfortable
with becoming vulnerable, recognizing achievements, delivering the “company line,” giving clear directions, crediting others with having good ideas, speaking face to face, and having difficult feedback conversations in general.
I encourage you to read Lou’s post right now and start working on improving the comfort level of your managers for communication and feedback.
David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert from Canada who was genuinely surprised to hear the high level of uncomfortableness managers have with feedback and communication.
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