I’m following up on my series of posts about why 90% of managers are under-managing. We hear a lot about micromanaging and busy bosses who command and control, but survey data tell us “hands-off” managing is pernicious and the foundation of poor employee engagement.
Author Bruce Tulgan, (The 27 Challenges Managers Face: Step-by-Step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems) says that in the ten years since his research firm first investigated under-management, they’ve begun asking about “management engagement”.
The key factor affecting employee engagement was and remains the relationship employees have with their immediate supervisors. That’s why we had been asking a different question of business leaders: “Are your MANAGERS ‘engaged’ or not?” ~ The Under-management Epidemic Report 2014: …Ten Years Later
So if managers are practicing ‘hands-off’ management, what are they doing with their time? Here are four energy and time drains that tie up managers and get in the way of good management conversations with their people. Read More