Managers are people, not superheroes. But when they’re at least somewhat familiar with the 5 main managerial mindsets, they can more easily recognize which skills are needed, and appropriately switch between them.
What managers do is respond to daily crises, take on too much work, operate with continuous interruptions and make instant decisions. As a consequence, “fire prevention” doesn’t get the time and attention required.
If you realize that you are party to a work relationship gone sour, don’t panic. You can turn it around. Whatever the reason, you owe it to yourself to make the first move to effect change.
The world of work is the biggest team sport any of us will ever take part in, yet it can often feel like our co-workers are on the opposing team rather than playing on the same side—and for the same company.
Struggling to feel like you’re a part of the team? Identify the four types of employees in your relationship ecosystem and incorporate these simple methods to improve shaky dynamics within your organization.
Are you feeling more and more disengaged at work? Maybe you aren’t connecting with your colleagues anymore. Evaluate your workplace relationships and take the time to build them up again with tips from HR and leadership consultant Morag Barett.
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