Ellevate Manager Roundtable | How to Be a Manager People Want to Work For
Updated: Sep 15
What a huge gathering for Ellevate Network's Manager Roundtable-- and such great discussions across all the breakout groups! Thanks to all who joined us.
We talked about why caregiving is a key opportunity area for managers who want to build high performing teams:
Employees are already maneuvering towards/away from you based on your reputation as a manager of parents and caregivers
All of your employees are less likely to leave your team if they perceive you as inclusive of parents and caregivers. (Yes, even those who don't have caregiving responsibilities right now.)
The same supports that are most valuable for parents and caregivers ALSO support work-life integration for your entire team.
We ended with 3 ways every manager can take action to ensure their team members can thrive professionally even while caring for kids, adults or both. Each has a link to the resource for you to use.
A great way to signal your interest as a manager is to celebrate October’s Work and Family Month. We’ve got a program kit you can use to plan an event in 15 minutes flat. Really.
Invest one lunch break in a free online training about how to lead with empathy as a manager of caregivers. (Heck, invite some other managers to do it with you so you build a community around it.)
Sponsor a workshop for your team members who are parents/caregivers where they'll each design their own 2022 Personal Annual Plan to ensure they're set up to make your business plan a reality.
Here's the full deck for you with live links to all the resources we discussed.
and access to the recorded session if you were a registered attendee.