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How Managers Can Help Their Staff Manage Up

In some ways the ultimate focus of this book is finding strategies and techniques to help staff and managers better understand one another, coexist more harmoniously, and ultimately collaborate and thrive. Clearly, this happens most effectively and efficiently if both parties (managers and staff) are each doing their part. Not only can managers help, their willingness to create an environment that makes it easier or more palatable to manage up can make a huge difference. So let’s identify a few specific steps managers can take to encourage managing up within their organization.

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