You’re smart and can trust your instincts in a lot of situations. But this is one where it’s best to stick to the facts.
It’s the key driver of employee performance and shouldn’t be left to chance, according to research in Harvard Business Review.
Motivation drops sharply after people have been on the job with their managers six months, several studies found.
One of the biggest reasons: Managers think they know employees well enough to determine what will keep them engaged.