recently, I asked how to deal with PMs weaknesses from a team members point of view:
I sense a wide agreement that team members should raise according questions to PM, but they might not always do so. This contradiction makes me wonder how a PM can encourage team members to behave as you consider it most helpful? To give you honest, yet respectful, feedback on your weaknesses? Probably not only you, but also within the team?
From my point of view, the ultimate minimum should be:
Behave yourself as you want them to behave. Give honest feedback, mention what is to be mentioned, but on a objective, non-personal level.
Repeat whenever possible that you are interested in their opinion and invite them to give feedback also un-asked, and mean it.
I think some of the principles discussed here How to improve the team-work? might apply for my question as well, but I think there might be more to say on that particular topic.
Thanks for your thoughts.