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5 Questions Every Manager Needs to Ask Their Direct Reports

5 Questions Every Manager Needs to Ask Their Direct Reports



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Exit interviews provide “a way to find out what is happening, or what has happened, that may be motivating this employee… to leave,” according to Yuletta Pringle.

Gallup research shows

Career development is the most critical of the elements identified by Gallup, and two-thirds of people — regardless of their level — leave their company because of a lack of career-development opportunities.

With this in mind, it’s important to figure out what growth oppor...

Managers can play a meaningful role in helping employees understand how their roles contribute to the organization’s broader mission .

But helping employees feel a sense of purpos...

The most effective managers respect and care about their employees by knowing them as individuals, acknowledging their achievements, having performance conversations, and conducting formal reviews.

As you explore what your employees need to do their best work, you might al...

The best managers let workers know that their opinions count by promoting open dialogue and providing honest feedback on employees’ opinions and suggestions, supporting good ideas and addressing unfeasible ones.

By asking individual team members what they feel the company ...

To determine whether your employees are focusing on their strengths, you might also ask, “What is the best part of your job? Which of your talents are you not using in your current role? What part of your job would you eliminate if you could?”

  • How would you like to grow within this organization?
  • Do you feel a sense of purpose in your job?
  • What do you need from me to do your best work?
  • What are we currently not doing as a company that you feel we sho...

When managers make checking in with these five questions a regular part of how they interact with their employees, it helps ensure that people feel seen and valued. And when managers help individuals on their teams feel that way, they’re more likely to be rewarded by employees who become advocate...

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