Management by walking around, popularized back in the '80s, may be making a comeback. One reason: For building rapport among team members, it beats emailing from behind closed doors. Here are 6 tips to make MBWA work:

1. Make MBWA part of your routine.
2. Don't bring an entourage.
3. Visit everybody.
4. Ask for suggestions, and recognize good ideas.
5. Follow up with answers.
6. Don't criticize. 

For more details, check out this article on CNN Money with 6 tips to make MBWA work:

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    We are Beverly Jordan, Hannah Kawamoto and Jessica McKean, graduate students at San Diego State University in the Department of Learning Design & Technology. 


    November 2013