I’ve written previously that one route to a happier workplace is to enable people to choose who manages them, and change their manager if its not working out. Some organizations find that a bit of a challenge but a good first step is to involve people when managers are recruited.
Ella Heeks was Managing Director of Abel and Cole, one of the UK’s leading delivery company for organic vegetable boxes. “It used to be that Keith (the founder) and I would appoint managers on our own. There would then follow months of worry and uncertainty as we wondered whether the new manager would work out. (Read the full post on our DH@Work site)