An approachable Principal
Employees, who do not feel able to discuss issues with their Principal, will talk to someone else instead, increasing the likelihood of spreading discontent.
An open, approachable Principal, who consistently addresses challenges in an issue-based, rational manner, will better monitor and address discontent and, therefore, proactively address morale issues.
Employees will air personal grievances, knowing their issues will be acted upon if justified. More often than not, injustices and concerns can be effectively dealt with in this way.
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