Help a Low Morale Manager

Many people only think about themselves when it comes to morale issues.  Some people look around themselves and notice other employees morale issues.  A few look to their direct supervisor or even higher and noticed if they have morale issues.  A very slim few actually do something about the morale issues of their direct or higher supervisors or managers.

The following are things that you can do to help a low morale manager:

Notice Repetition

If the manager is repeating things that he wants to see done, such as an email at the the end of the day with a quick snap shot of what you did today or bringing in ideas to the meeting instead of the manager asking if there are any ideas then seeing a sea of eyes glazing.

By looking between the lines and seeing what the managers, maybe under breath, is stating that he/she would like to see or be done, will make the manager less stressed and hopefully in turn raise their morale.

Communication

You have to think from the viewpoint of the manager.  They know that their is a lot of things happening outside of their office and sometimes they may feel either left out or worse worry that things are getting done to standard.

One of the best ways to remedy this issue is by communicating key aspects of the daily business activities.  Carbon copying emails to your manager, dropping in about once a day to let them know how your day went and what opportunities that may still be present or future opportunities you may foresee.

Doing what others aren’t

A great way to help your manager’s morale and indirectly improve your manager’s perception of you is by doing what others are not doing.  If many employees are showing up late, ensure that you are early.  If many are not focusing on their tasks and frequently turning in assignments late, ensure you do the exact opposite.

Conclusion

A short list but a strong one.  It is not that difficult to help your manager’s morale level and in-turn create a great impression of yourself to your manager.

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