5 manager mistakes around recognition

Minor changes in management's communication style will boost morale, productivity
By John Schaefer
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/06/2009

The story of a talented, experienced employee unexpectedly leaving a company is all too familiar. How could a worker be so unhappy while management thinks everything is hunky dory? The vast divergence between employee satisfaction and management appraisal is quite common, as well as confusing and expensive to organizations, according to a 2008 study by the International Personnel Management Association.

There are five big mistakes that, when addressed properly, will reduce unnecessary turnover and improve morale, productivity and profits. With some minor changes in management’s communication style, employees will want to bring their “A game” to work everyday.

Not being believable