Dear Tech Leaders: Your employees are trying to tell you something. Are you listening?
Happy National Boss Day!
If the recent headlines about Kickstarter creating a union and the global walkout at Google teach us anything, it’s that tech employees want a seat at the table that gives them a voice in strategic business decisions. They want assurances that data and intellectual property are thoughtfully managed, equitable treatment, and truly transparent leadership.
In the tight tech labor market, and in the wake of some very challenging times in the court of public opinion, now is the time to re-evaluate your engagement efforts with employees.
Here are three things you can do to make sure your people are engaged:
BE QUIET: HOW YOU CAN USE SILENCE TO ACCELERATE PROGRESS
According to The Conference Board, over half of Americans are currently unhappy at work. Which is why, this year for National Boss’s Day (October 16) we’re turning the tables. Instead of thanking your boss - we challenge you to be the best boss YOU can be. Here are 5 easy things you can do today to be the best boss you can be:
Recently, after a particularly tough meeting, a client said to me: "whew, that was intense. You are so good at sitting with silence." I could have been insulted, but after discussing it with her, I realized that this remark was actually a compliment.