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In this week’s episode of Managing HR with Kieron Hill, Kieron gave a quick insight into keeping a balanced life as a Manager. If you missed it, here’s a recap.

Kieron spent a lot of time in a corporate environment and realised how easy it is to get wrapped up in everything happening in everyday office life. It’s easy to make the mistake of having your job satisfaction depend on how good your personal relationships are with your staff. But this isn’t where your focus should be.

There is a universal truth: it doesn’t matter how friendly you are to your employees, at the end of the day you are still their boss. If you’re looking for personal support or personal gratification from the people you manage, you are looking in the wrong place. This is where you need to distinguish balance in your life.

It wasn’t until Kieron realised that his personal life depending on things that took place outside of work because most of his time was spent outside the office, that he managed to provide a better balance when at work.

The main takeaway from the insight was:
If you are a manager, don’t get too emotionally involved with your employees.