***** DOCUMENTATION FOR PROGRAM "MY-BOSS.EXE" *****
Your comments would be appreciated. Send them to:
M. D. Smith
1000 Monte Sano Blvd., S.E.
Huntsville, AL 35801
This is one of the more unusual programs in the series. It is
a 30-point questionnaire designed to be filled out by
subordinates in evaluating their BOSS. You could print out one
of the questionnaires and make copies for employees to use to
evaluate you, or whomever their boss might be.
Or, you could simply use the 30-areas to work on for yourself to
try to become a better boss. These items have come from many
sources. Many of them have come directly from employee gripes and
complaints about their supervisor. It takes a strong person to
let each employee evaluate him/her as a boss. An even stronger
one to show the results to THEIR BOSS. So, depending where you
are on the totem pole, use it for yourself in private, or let
your employees evaluate you.
I suggest you run this program for yourself a number of times and
each time try to improve your self-evaluation score. Just
remember, that how you see yourself may be entirely different
from the way your employees see you. Even if you are sure you
are a good listener....if your employees think otherwise....
who is right? Your employees are the ones that matter and you
need to reconcile the differences.
An additional value of this program is that employees find
themselves evaluated often, but they wish they could return
the favor for their boss. Here, they can. If you did nothing
with the resultant forms, morale can easily improve, just
because you care enough to be interested in what they think of
you. If the forms are turned in to YOUR BOSS, a signature can
be optionally included. If they are to come back to you, they
should be anonymous and deposited in the suggestion box, under
your door, or something like that. It's the only way to get a
meaningful, unbiased report. Otherwise, they will likely only
report things they believe you will like to hear.
WARNING! This is potentially powerful medicine.
USE IT SPARINGLY !
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