Mahalo to Stacy Brice for this find:
Alternative: Rosa Say, author of Managing With Aloha, recommends a daily, 10-minute, no agenda chat with one staff member to improve the manager’s listening skills and build relationships. When supervising more than 350 employees, she held nine a day, concentrating on direct reports several times a week and others less frequently, but made sure that everyone got such chats.
Folks, it really does take only 5 minutes and not 10. I have to admit that as a VP (during that time Mr. Schachter refers to) even I in my efforts to set a good example would have been hard pressed to make it 10 minutes with 9 people per day!
Here’s another email that came to me about the same time as Stacy’s FYI this morning:
Aloha Ms. Rosa,
It takes only 5-minutes to make a huge difference in improving my communication and relations with my staff! Since adopting the Daily 5 Minutes practice, I find myself to be more in tune with my employees and what is going on outside of my office. 5 Minutes may seem brief, but for some of my employees who had expressed this to me, they appreciate the 5 Minutes of my attention; for them, I have given them the gift of my time – even though it is only 5 minutes to me daily. The 5 Minutes allow my staff to express to me their mana’o, information and issues that would not have shared in larger team meetings. I have accomplished more in these 5 Minutes than I would have in much longer meetings.
It only took me 5 Minutes to write this email to you!
Mahalo and Regards,
Channel Management & Travel Distribution
ASTON Hotels & Resorts
Great job William!
Sidebar: Apparently Mr. Schachter had clicked in to this recent post of mine as his source. You’ll see that his article compiles several blogger’s tips ” very interesting how the media is evolving, isn’t it?
The Daily Five Minutes
Logistics of The Daily 5 Minutes
5 Minutes Daily = Work Life Reinvention
Hey boss, what do you want to know? – Part 1 – Tips for the employee.
Hey boss, what do you want to know? – Part 2 – Tips for the boss.