Listen to Your Employees

Don't shut out employees who need to discuss problems with you.
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Nobody likes being the bearer of bad news, which is why economic downturns may tempt your to keep their mouths shut about problems they may have encountered. (They want to dodge your wrath as well as a possible pink slip.) Yet it's essential for them to speak their minds especially when times get tough. A minor nipped in the bud now may prevent needless and money wasted tomorrow. Keep lines open and in a blame-free environment, and you're on your way to a successful, efficient .

Excerpted from Entrepreneur magazine, July 2001

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