BLUF : I am getting Pushback from my Directs and HR on the very idea that Building and Maintaining positive relationships in the organization is "a thing" I should expect as a supervisor.
Why is this such a hard thing for me to convince them of ?
In short (you may have seen a previous similar post)
* Shouldn't a Manager expect "Building and Maintaining positive relationships in the organization" from his/her directs ?
* Shouldn't a Manager expect efforts for continuous improvement in all areas of Job Performance -- including this ?
I am getting employees and HR trying to convince me that introverted employees don't want to have relationships, and that being nice and polite in the workplace is good enough. And that I should leave them alone to do their day to day work.
Even if I can rate them on "Team work & Professional behavior" that I can in not expect improvements in these areas if a direct resists.
My argument is that ---
If Relationships, Teamwork, and Professional Behavior are all _part of the job performance_ that they are also fair game for me to ask for improvements.
My HR and organization asks us to set Goals Each years for our employees to have continuous improvement -- and yet when I identify Relationships as an area for improvement Goals I am getting pushback.
-- I am even trying to get this idea written into the Job Descriptions and my HR Dept won't hear of it.
?? Has anyone else tried this ??
?? Does anyone else get this kind of Pushback ??
?? Any ideas of how I can make the case better ??
Thanks for your thoughts.