Thursday, 13 October 2016

You Want a Better Employee-Boss Relationships? Communication and Recognition Helps

Most employees keep their relationships with their bosses strictly professional, new research finds. A study from the staffing firm Accountemps have showcased that 61 percent of workers said that while they work well with their bosses and have mutual respect for one another, they wouldn't consider themselves friends outside of the office. Along the line, just 23 percent of the workers surveyed said they are friends with their managers. A small group of workers said that not only that they are not friends, but also they barely have any connection with their bosses. The research found that 13 percent described their relationships as distant, with 3 percent saying they have no relationship at all. "The employee-manager relationship is a two-way street, and both parties play a role in the dynamic," Bill Driscoll, district president for Accountemps, said in a statement. "The best relationships are built on strong communication combined with mutual trust and respect." Now in verall, 64 percent of workers in the survey said they are generally happy with their current bosses. But, just 8 percent of those surveyed said they are totally dissatisfied with the person they work for. Regardless of the good vibes most workers said they have with their bosses, managers could improve these relationships even more, survey respondents said. Specifically, 37 percent of employees said they want better communication from their managers, with 31 percent saying they want their supervisors to recognize them more for their efforts. Okay furthermore, other areas employees would like to see their bosses work on include helping the workers progress in their careers, listening, standing up for them in difficult situations and promoting work-life balance, the research showed. So along the line, the study discovered that most workers recognize how hard it is to be in charge and would rather not deal with that stress and the added responsibilities. Almost 70 percent of the employees surveyed said they don't aspire their bosses' jobs. "Managers can at times get a bad rap, but in reality, most professionals understand that the job is tough and complex and may not be for everyone," Driscoll said. "The challenge for many bosses today is not just identifying a successor, but convincing that professional to step up to the challenge." So in more details now, Accountemps offered several tips to both bosses and employees for strengthening their relationships:
Communication
Manager: You are to set some clear expectations for employees and create an environment where they feel comfortable coming to you with questions and concerns. It is
important to remember that in order to be a good communicator, you need to be a good listener.
Employee: You are to ask your boss for clarification if you don't know what they expect from you, and be open to constructive feedback. Also, take advantage of any professional development opportunities that can boost your communication skills.
Career planning
Manager: You are to spend time creating a career-path plan for each of your employees. Go over the plan with them and highlight specific milestones they need to reach in order to stay on their desired track. Let your employees know how you and the company will help them reach those milestones.
Employees: You should not be afraid to initiate career-path discussions with your boss. Find out where you need to improve in order to reach your goals.
Recognition
Manager: In order to keep your employees happy and eager to stay with your organization, you need to show your gratitude for a job well done. Don't just let them know how happy you are with their performance; be sure to announce their accomplishments to the rest of your team, too.
Employees: You should keep your manager apprised of all of the work you're doing and what you have achieved. Also, don't just wait for praise to come your way. Compliment others when you see them doing a good job.
Work-life balance
Manager: You need to see what types of flexible scheduling you can offer your employees. In addition, see if there are any on-site perks, such as gyms and free meals, that will help employees achieve the work-life balance they strive for.
Employees: Be sure you don't hesitate to tell your boss when you feel overworked. Many managers will find ways to take a little bit off your plate. Thanks.....

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