There are 3 questions that can help build any relationship when asked with genuine curiosity and respect.
They are especially effective for new managers who want to learn from and get to know their employees. The questions may be more basic than the usual queries put forth in new manager training…but give them a try. Results guaranteed!
- Do you have all you need to succeed?
It is up to you to ensure your workers have all the resources they need to get the job done. Once you know their request list, act upon it. This will show that you do what you say you will do and will build trust on the team.
- How can I help?
What better way to show you care than by offering a helping hand. Employees need to know you are there for them and they will be there for you.
- What do you recommend we change?
If you are sincere about learning ways to improve, your employees who are closest to the day-to-day routines will share what they know and what changes could boost productivity.