The leading factor influencing employee engagement is widely accepted to be an employee’s relationship with his or her own direct manager. Watch this video (or read the transcript below) to learn seven steps to manage up effectively:

Why managing up is important

If your relationship with your manager is poor, the side effects can actually be quite detrimental…

In fact, Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees can cost the US between 450 to 550 billion dollars each year in lost productivity.

If we know that having a great relationship with your manager is important, it makes sense to look at this topic of managing up. So let’s start with the basics.