You’ve probably heard of open door policies.
It’s possible your company has one, and you don’t even know it.
And even if you do know that it does, do you know what it means?
That is to say, do you know what your responsibilities are relative to the policy?
Do you know what to do when someone requests an open door meeting?
We often hear from front line managers, "well, I don’t need to worry about that… it only applies to my bosses for when my people go around me to them."
We’re not sure what is more dumb about this point of view: suggesting your employees are "going around" you, or indicating that you’re somehow not involved or don’t have responsibility.