Bullying. We hear about it on TV and read it in the news almost daily. Kids getting pushed around on playgrounds or cyber-bullied through social media. But does bullying go away once we are in the workforce?
When I started running my first company, I sat across from my mentor at breakfast and asked, “Is it important for me to tell employees how they should be getting their work done, or should I set goals and trust them that they know the best way to accomplish their work?”
In tough times, when faced with the possibility of losing a job, staff look to organizational leadership for answers. Your response as a manager is key to ensuring the organization continues to operate in a professional manner and the staff minimizes its stress during the reorganization or reduction in workforce.