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Management Buzz 07/02

Why you need to spend quality time with your employees

This story appears in the July 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Spending time with your employees is one of the best ways to convince them you care, says human resources consultant Kevin Sheridan. He recently analyzed almost half a million employee surveys showing satisfaction with the boss's presence in the workplace corresponded closely with perceiving that the employer cares.

Sound like a problem for big, impersonal companies? Not so. Sheridan surveyed his own employees at the 20-person HR Solutions Inc. in Chicago and found they craved more face time. Now he makes a point to attend staff meetings.

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