Organizational Development professionals implement all sorts of activities to create a great workplace for employees — employee engagement activities, fun/team building activities, etc. However, fun activities are not the key to creating a great workplace. The key is front line or local level managers who interact with employees on a day-to-day basis.

If Organizational Development professionals really want to create a great workplace, they should focus much of their efforts on developing, empowering and sensitizing front-line managers. Let’s face it; front line managers are the lenses through which employees largely view the rest of the organization. So when you’re designing your strategy for creating a great workplace, make sure that your front line managers are at the heart of the strategy.

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