Manager as Support

February 7, 2023

One of the many benefits of Truvelop is the messaging our Customer Success team sends to leaders and managers on the 1st and 15th of every month. Through Truvelop Tips, we share best practices, proactive recommendations, and quicks tips with end users on various topics. Here is an excerpt from the most recent Truvelop Tip: Manager as Support.

When periods are high-stress or hectic, it can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands.  However, teams that take the time to reflect, interact on a human level, and simply check-in are going to be overall more productive. Try asking these 3 questions to gauge how your team is doing: 

On a scale of 1-10, how engaged are you currently feeling by your work? Know how your team is feeling. How much support do they need? Are they disengaged by their work, or is there something outside of work that is causing their disengagement?  

What percentage of your work do you currently find inspiring? Knowing what inspires your team is important. How can you further incorporate that kind of work into their role? When was the last time you celebrated their efforts in this work? It may be time for a Praise Spark.  

What percentage of your work do you find demotivating? What about this work do you find demotivating? Knowing what is actively demotivating your team or causing them stress can help you to mitigate this kind of work, solve for a solution, or at least emphasize the “why” behind this work.  Be sure to express gratitude for their efforts, especially in this area.   

As a Manager, you are the first line of defense against turnover.  By supporting your team, investing time into their experience, and showing that you care about their wellbeing, you’re keeping the human element in their development.  Initiate the conversation with a Spark today! 

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