Chances are your team is pleased with your managerial style.
It's hard for owners and practice managers to sneak into the break room to hear what team members really think of them. The latest vetmedteam.com survey means they won't have to. Veterinary team members—82 percent of whom said they report to the practice owner or the practice manager—answered questions about their feelings toward their bosses. The good news: About half said their current boss is good or the best manager they've ever worked for.
They really, really like you: Eighty-three percent of team members said so. Two-thirds said that if they were in charge of hiring, they'd hire their boss. And 43 percent would follow their boss to another practice. According to respondents, the top five traits of these much-loved managers were fairness, an even temper, good listening skills, thoughtfulness, and a cheerful attitude.