Originally posted at www.EnjoyMediation.com
I came across this great article by Kathleen Schulweis posted at www.Examiner.com. It details how managers should look internally and at themselves when there seems to be conflict with those who work under them.
The questions she suggests managers ask themselves I find comical in the sense I think we can all recall a time working for someone like that. The good news is now they can turn to Kathleen for help!
Do you feel frustrated and maybe even betrayed by team members who seem unwilling to participate?
Does their behavior leave you feeling isolated, and burdened with the responsibility of feeling like you have to do everything yourself?
Are you fed up with having to deal with insolent, unresponsive, defiant employees?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to consider the possibility that their behavior is simply a reaction to your own.
Some of the self-reflecting questions for managers:
1) Do your team members remain silent when you ask for feedback and suggestions?
2) Does yelling and screaming seem like the only effective way you can get them to do the work? 3) Do you feel isolated and misunderstood?
If you enjoy this snippet, read the whole article [here].