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  • Stop Micromanaging Your Employees by Using the Neighborhood Technique

    Stop Micromanaging Your Employees by Using the Neighborhood Technique

    By Art Markman, Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts; professor of psychology and marketing
    Published: June 2

    As the labor market continues to improve, employee retention is becoming more important. But, retaining employees is a hard thing to do, especially when a micromanager is involved. Simply put, successful employee engagement involves creating a neighborhood at work.

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