Communications 101 for Execs

June 26, 2015

Communications 101 for Execs

Super interesting article about what bothers employees most about their bosses. Worth a read because it is a reminder of how the most basic things make a difference. The survey among 1,000 employees was conducted by Interact/Harris Interactive and I read about it first on this HBR blog post. It all gets down to communications 101. And it seems to me that management can get their employees more engaged if they just gave their employees more recognition for jobs well done, made directions clearer and knew a little bit more about their employees’ lives (including their names). I thought it was interesting that 52% of employees reported that they’d like to meet more with their bosses. The downside of email cultures is that face to face or telephone encounters with people’s supervisors have gone by the wayside. That is unfortunate and something everyone should watch out for.

Executive reputation is built on internal communications and connection so following the steps outlined in the HBR blog post are a must.

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Leslie Gaines-Ross
Leslie Gaines-Ross
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As Weber Shandwick’s Chief Reputation Strategist, I focus on the ever changing world of reputation. For the past 25 years, I have relentlessly observed, researched and commented on the rise and fall of reputations.

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