Bosses who pay attention get dividends.
If your manager ignores you, there is a 40% chance that you will be actively disengaged or filled with hostility about your job. If your manager is at least paying attention — even if he is focusing on your weaknesses — the chances of your being actively disengaged go down to 22%. But if your manager is primarily focusing on your strengths, the chance of your being actively disengaged is just 1%, or 1 in 100.
So if you’re leading someone please pay attention. Please notice what they do right. It will make your life easier as a manager. And it will make them happier too.
These stats come from Gallup research. The information is outlined in more detail here.
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