One of our Board members, Kronos Chief People Officer David Almeda, has just published an article on the Great Place to Work website titled “5 Tips to Improve Manager Effectiveness at Your Company”.
The piece looks at Dave and his team’s commitment at Kronos to the mantra that every employee deserves a great manager. Saying this is one thing, but Dave and his team are providing more than just lip service. They have launched a Manager Effectiveness Index, or MEI, using data to validate the powerful link between manager behavior, employee engagement, performance and retention.
It also goes without saying that great HR programs like these don’t happen in a vacuum. As I’ve blogged and podcasted about in the past, a commitment to great managers comes from the very top at Kronos and you can read more about our CEO’s commitment to this idea in this New York Times column from a year ago.
What do you think makes a great manager? How about a terrible one? Let us know in the comments…