In this episode of the podcast I bring you my thoughts on the line between legitimate management of conduct and performance verses bullying. This is an issue that comes up regularly when advising both employers and employees and in my view it can be resolved with a few changes.
In this episode I will cover:
- Why employees often claim they are being bullied when a manager addresses performance issue.
- How managers get it wrong.
- Steps employers can take to set the relationship up appropriately from the start.
- How to manage an employees expectations.
- Techniques managers can use to manage issues effectively.
- Consider preparing a message for all new starters about how you will address any issues if they arise.
- Give all employees a job description and targets or set of expected behaviours.
- Train your managers to manage people.
- Lead by example – good practice should start at the top.
- Seek advice if you are unsure.
Please do leave your thoughts on this issue in the comments section below. Please ensure that any comments are respectful to all views and opinions.
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