Google’s Message to Managers: Here’s the Key to Being a Better Boss

The number one reason why Americans are quitting their jobs is to get away from a bad manager according to a 2017 Gallup survey.

How do you fix it? According to Google, be more flexible.

At a recent conference, Google’s Global Programmatic Industry Manager, Tatiana Silva, spoke about leadership and the importance of being a flexible manager and situational leadership.

In an interview with TNW, Silva said, ” Implementing a flexible leadership style, which enables team members to learn, to be challenged, and to feel supported along the way, can be beneficial to every company. By balancing the needs of the individuals you are working with, and the needs of the company, you have a much better chance at creating intellectually curious, energized, and high performing teams.”

Are you intrigued? How can you support each and every one of your employees? By situational leadership developed by Kenneth Blanchard and Paul Hersey. It’s broken down into four steps: Unconscious incompetence, Conscious incompetence, Conscious competence, and Unconscious competence.

Check out the broken down and easy-to-follow learning stages here.

Is there such a thing as a perfect manager? No. But you can continue to support and challenge your employees to keep them consistently engaged and passionate about their role in your business. It will be a never ending cycle and will require more attention on your part but if it works, it will be worth it! A happier work environment and more, efficient productivity will always help to make a more successful business. Hey, if it works for Google, it could work for you!

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