Most companies have an open-door policy in which any employee can approach their manager to discuss a problem. In theory, this works well; in practice it's another matter. Their doors may be open, but their minds are often closed.

In today's dynamic, fast-paced workforce, enlightened companies recognize that employees want an environment that encourages a constant dialogue between employer and employee. In my research on top employee motivators, the highest-ranking variable that 95 percent of employees want most from their managers is direct, open, and honest communication. In addition, 92 percent of employees ...

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