I would share few ideas what people are expecting from good managers and you can check how many of them do you have.
1) "My manager always listen and care about what I am saying", - that's one of the phrases we met among many employees who had good ratings for their managers.
It's so important to people who work in your company to be noticed. They feel their importance if managers pay attention to what they say. Moreover they appreciate the ability of manager to understandб feel compassion and be involved in the discussions. We noticed that usually, employees come to their managers in case their really feel the topic very important for them. If it's not- they try to handle it by themselves!
2) "My manager is sincere and direct", - that is another characteristic that many employees like in their managers! Sincere creates clarity in communication, provides transparency in the company and people understand easily what is needed to be done! There are no games or intrigues in such companies. They are crystal clear about expectations of the managers, about what is welcomed to do and what is not. Clarity also reduce the level of conflicts between the members. They know what are the priorities of the company, they understand if company's policy is aligned with their personal values and as a result if they will feel happy in the company!
3) "My manager is given me periodically feedback and also supportive advises, so i feel that I am growing and developing", - that is another critical factor that many employees appreciate in their managers!
To provide a feedback periodically means, that you care about people's performances and want to prevent problems before they appear. That helps to have a better atmosphere and relations in the company!
To provide just feedback is not enough. If the feedback will be very negative, some employees could be very effected by that and disappointed by themselves. What's important to do is also to give some advises what could be improved. That means you believe this person is able to succeed, he needs just to adjust a bit his activity.
4) "My manager is competent and understand how to organise all operational processes in the best way", - says many employees, who admire their managers.
Employees know, that being an expert in one field is important, but for an excellent organizational functioning is important to know how all the processes works and choose the best scenario for long prospective. Managers that know this, are considered professional, confident, good decision makers and organizers. They receive all respect and trust from their employees.
These are the most common criteria we found. Would you like to share other ones, that you believe make a manager appreciated by it's team? It will be nice to read in the comments and may contribute with interesting information to a new article!