Check out Rosa Say’s post called, 5 Minutes Daily = Work Life Reinvention.
Rosa suggests spending 5 minutes per day really connecting with one employee. In a week, you will have connected with 5 employees, and so on. (Note: This is in addition to the usual business meetings and conversations, of course.)
I think this is a great idea and manageable enough that any manager can give this a try – it’s just five minutes, but you will be amazed at how much you can HEAR and say in that tiny bit of time.
It’s just one technique Rosa talks about in her book, Managing with Aloha, Bringing Hawaii’s Universal Values to the Art of Business.