I am about to hire my first manager and I’m hoping some of you more experienced owners can give some guidance as to how to get along with them. The job entails very little as rent collection is done online. It’s a 42 year old guy, laid off and going to school, with a son. I’ve already e-mailed him with the duties and my expectations and I tried to make them really clear yet acknowledging that everything is subject to tweaking.
So what do you recommend? Are there specific things I can do to make a manager happy, productive and willing to stay for a long time? If this seems naive, it is because I really don’t like employees and have never been in this situation before. Plus my profs never taught anything practical like this in B-school.
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