3 Reasons Mid-Level Managers Aren’t Trusted By Their BossesPublished: Jan 28th, 2021 02:47 pm
Studies reveal that one of the main reasons employees are dissatisfied at work is because of their relationship with their bosses. While it is the bosses responsibility to establish a positive and productive work environment built on trust, manger plays a large part in building or breaking that. Rather than place the blame on the boss, we’ll explore how managers can impact working relationships.
Somewhere down the line, the manager may have dropped the ball. Maybe he was given a deadline and didn’t follow through on the commitments. Perhaps the manager over promised and underdelivered. Whatever the circumstances, the managers lack of follow through on responsibilities will break down the boss’s trust in the manager to handle future assignments.
Ability to Build and Manage Team
The boss wants the manager to build and manage a team, he prefers to have team members who lead and lift one another up. If the manager criticizes the behaviours of his team members, then it is difficult for the boss to see the manager as a leader.
Complaining instead of finding solutions
Rather than focus on challenges, seek solutions. If one is constantly complaining, frustrated and pointing out problems, then the boss loses trust in the mangers ability to help the company make progress. All great companies go through their share of challenges and growing pains. Focus on the progress and help implement solutions. This will earn the trust of the team and employer.
Great working relationships are built on trust. By training and coaching employees, they can become aware of the behaviors that build or break trust among management and teams.