Direct verbal management is a lot more than telling the right person to do the right thing at the right time, it’s also about what you shouldn’t say or even suggest to your employees. The more glaring don’ts in these manager employee interactions involve forcing employees to do things against their will such as donating to a specific organization or joining a specific church. An article from CEO.com say to avoid forcing your employees to conform to any sort of extra-workplace expectations of them. These mandatory meetings or picnics or Saturdays in a soup kitchen will only breed resentment and will affect the employee-boss relationship in the long run.
Another thing to be avoided like the plague is getting too personal. Any team building exercise aimed at breaking down the walls between people or releasing their inner children all over the conference room is too volatile to be useful. Basically, think Michael Scott in “The Office” and choose the opposite of whatever he would have done. To read the full article on what not to make your employees do, click the link below