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Discussion on: Crowdsourcing a portrait of an ideal manager

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Shannon Crabill

Of course! I see it as being there to support your team no easy days and hard days. I'm not a manager, but I can imagine there may be times where the pressure comes from upper management or outside sources that effects the team and you should be there to speak for their well being, share their concerns, be their advocates, etc. I also see it as if there is a need for change within the team (due to a mistake, changing organizations, whatever) that it can be done honestly, clearly and professionally. Hopefully that clarifies a little!

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Elena Author

Thank you, I wholeheartedly agree. I met a manager who had a different opinion about this: they thought the company interests are the highest priority, and was surprises even I mentioned "protecting the team members". That's why I'm asking.

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Shannon Crabill

I can understand where they are coming from. However, if your team isn't happy, turnover and overall quality of work, etc can suffer. I'm sure its a delicate balance!

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