5 tips for stronger manager communication

Include leaders in strategic planning to secure buy-in, coach them with specific goals and feedback, create a peer group, and reward jobs well done.

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In addition to performing everyday tasks and meeting deadlines, they carry the burden of monitoring staff. With all these balls in the air, communication often takes a back seat. That’s a shame, because manager communication is an essential ingredient for company success.

A survey from Gatehouse found that the biggest barriers to success in the workplace revolve around managers. More specifically, employees routinely point to “lack of communication with their managers” as the top reason they quit. This has a terrible effect on retention, morale, cohesiveness and profitability.

Managers must communicate effectively. Here are five ways to help them improve:

1. Get manager buy-in and feedback as part of your strategic planning.

As HP’s chief executive, Meg Whitman, said:

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