I ran across a tweet recently that posed an interesting thought: What if managers created “personal user manuals” about their management style? Back in the old days, we called this managing up. Managers would share information about themselves with their teams – things like “I’m not a morning person.” or “I like communicating via email.”
Employees could then use the information about the best times and methods to communicate with their manager to help them get the necessary resources to do their job. Thinking back, managers were, in a way, giving employees a personal user manual.
But, in thinking