Avoiding Hallway Decisions - Exercise

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Avoiding Hallway Decisions - Exercise

Avoiding Hallway Decisions

Duration: 5 to 7 minutes.

Respond to the following questions about hallway decisions.

  1. Which of the following examples describe hallway decisions?
    1. A chat with all your staff.
    2. An agreement about a course of action that takes place randomly after an HR presentation.
    3. A change in corporate policies.
    4. A departmental decision made between a manager and a staff member during an impromptu one-on-one meeting.
    5. A supervisor giving directions to a staff member.
  2. Fill in the missing words:
    1. To avoid hallway decisions, managers must be _______________________ about communication.
    2. Intentional communication includes a ____________________ plan with __________________ _________________ meetings.
    .

Solution:

  1. B. An agreement about a course of action that takes place randomly after an HR presentation, and D. A departmental decision made between a manager and a staff member during a one-on-one meeting.
  2. To avoid hallway decisions, managers must be intentional about communication.
  3. Intentional communication includes a communication plan with regularly scheduled meetings.
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