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Daily Buzz: For a Positive Work Culture, You Need Positive Managers

About two-thirds of managers aren’t happy or are feeling burned out

Managers are essential players in developing a positive, productive work culture. But what happens when they aren’t happy or are feeling burned out, as about two-thirds of managers are?

The culture is stifled, said James Harter on Harvard Business Review.

“You can’t change a culture without great managers who themselves are having an exceptional employee experience,” he said. “This means they need to have challenging experiences where they, themselves, are engaged and developing through their strengths. They need to be coached, as they progressively become more effective coaches themselves.”

So, look at the management experience at your organization. Do managers have the opportunity to grow and develop in their roles? Are they engaged? If not, it might be time to consider a learning program to expand their skills and influence.

“The best programs help managers develop within the context of who they naturally are,” Harter said. “All managers become better coaches by developing competencies such as building relationships, developing people, leading change, inspiring others, thinking critically, creating accountability and clearly communicating—if they aim their unique strengths at each competency.”

Please select this link to read the original article from Associations Now.

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