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Why Earning Employee Trust is Important

Posted by Carah Counts on October 14, 2015

Why Earning Employee Trust is Important | Carah Counts | HR Insights blog by CareATC, Inc.One of the most important parts of a manager's job is to have a realistic understanding of how he or she is perceived by employees.

Just as employees can't be expected to perform their best work for a manager they do not trust, cultivating a history of thougthful management patterns is a high priority for effective leaders.

There are many examples of how this is (and is not) done.

Employees notice when an underachieving employee is promoted, or an excellent worker is fired. Workers appreciate it when managers explain not just "What" and "How" but "Why".

There are many ways to earn employee trust, but the only way to know how workers feel is to ask.

Great managers create vulnerable, transparent communication channels from management to workforce, and vice versa.

Read full article at Fortune.

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Carah Counts

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Carah Counts

Carah is a Product Manager here at CareATC. When she's not busy working on our product strategy and roadmap, she dabbles in the occasional creative project or blog post.

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