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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Employee Relations by Terry L. Fitzwater

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Management Philosophies

Management sets the stage for change in this phase. It has been said that actions speak louder than words. It’s time to speak.

TOLERATEMISTAKES

If you want to increase risk taking, avoid punishing or taking issue with the occasional mistake. You will find that acts of co-mission will soon replace acts of omission.

ELIMINATEOFFICES

Send a strong message of “all for one and one for all.” This practice is really catching on: offices exist only for confidential meetings, performance reviews, customer meetings, etc.

ELIMINATEDOORS

There is nothing as liberating as knowing you have the freedom to go wherever you need to, and see whomever you want at any time you wish. It encourages problem solving and the free flow ...

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