Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 1, our top post of 2015. Our regular content will return next Monday. Happy New Year!
Over 2 million people quit their job each month, and the No. 1 reason is the quality of the relationship they have with their direct supervisor.
It stands to reason, as managers are more likely to have daily interactions with employees, and they are usually the benchmark employees use to judge a company’s culture.
However, only 32 percent of employees are truly engaged in their work, and we suspect it has something to do with these five (5) manager behaviors that kill engagement:
1. They don’t recognize and reward employees
A recent Interact/Harris Poll of 1,000 U.S. employees saw more than half (63 percent) of respondents agree that not being recognized for achievements was a pressing concern in the workplace.
The most basic unspoken agreement in the workplace is the employee does good work, and management recognizes that work with sincerity and compassion, rewarding where appropriate. Managers simply can’t operate in a modern workplace anymore without this essential skill.
Before they can do valuable work, employees must first know they are valued – currently, only 20 percent of them feel that way, and a 35 percent consider it the biggest hindrance to their productivity.