It’s a sad reality that many managers face but credit for work done rarely flows to where it should.
- People forget who originated the idea.
- Egos get in the way.
- Communication often breaks down.
- Ideas merge and ownership of initiatives can be blurred.
- People find it hard to say thank-you.
Try to be the manager that gives thanks, praise, feedback and credit to those who do the work.
It will make you stand out. It will set you apart as a manager who cares. It will empower your team to do more. It will improve almost everything about your work place. People will want to work with you. It’s also a generally nice thing to do. Go forth and give credit.