Article: Better listening will improve business engagement

Reprinted with permission © Chicago Tribune

For some, the inability to listen might be because they suffer from hearing loss. However, for many it is because they just fail to truly listen. These individuals are too focused on what they are going to say when it's their turn to speak.  A poll conducted of employees by Harris recently revealed the following about bad bosses' behaviors in the workplace including listening:

  • 34 percent said their bosses won't talk to them on the phone or in person
  • 51 percent said their bosses won't meet with subordinates
  • 52 percent said their bosses won't take time to meet with them
  • 57 percent said their bosses don't give clear directions


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