This is a guest blog by Pamela A. Scott
I’ve worked with engineers for over 20 years on the people management side of their business. That’s why my tagline is “If you don’t take care of your people, you won’t have a business to run.”
This blog post is aimed at helping you grow yourself and your people. The ideas apply for CEOs as well as for rookie engineers — and even for those non-engineering folks out there.
Guideline #1: Show Appreciation
People want to be appreciated. It is your job to let your people know that you appreciate them and what they do. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Lots of engineers freeze at the idea that they need to tell their people, “Thanks for what you do. I really appreciate you.” Notice that it’s YOU, not IT.
If doing that gives you hives, try this approach to build your mental muscles and communication style.