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Office Hours: Here's the Most Important Thing Managers Can Do for Employees

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This post is part of our biweekly "Office Hours" video series, featuring quick career, workplace and leadership tips from talent management experts and business leaders across the globe.

Gone are the days when employee learning took place in a classroom, with outdated Powerpoint presentations and little context for real-world applications. Today, the world of work is so fast-paced that learning happens on the job, when employees need to brush up on a skill they've forgotten, or familiarize themselves with a totally new tool.

For organizational leaders and managers, this is an opportunity to get involved and serve as teachers, says Carol Anderson, principal at Anderson Performance Partners. After all, it's through thoughtful conversations with their supervisors that employees can start identifying their strengths and areas that needs improvement.

Watch the video below for more tips on how to make the most of teachable moments with employees.

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As a manager, you play an integral role in ensuring lines of communication between yourself and your employees remain open and healthy. One way to do this is by ensuring you and your employees participate in regular, meaningful one-on-one meetings. But sometimes, it can be difficult to know how to start the conversation – and keep it going.

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