Some worthwhile suggestions to make this approach to building rapport, work.
1. Make Management By Walking Around part of your routine. The author suggest that this instinct will run in two counter-intuitive directions – you need to make walking around part of your routine but that its effect is greatest when carried out on a schedule that isn’t fixed.
2. Don’t bring an entourage. One-on-one works best to limit the intimidation factor.
3. Visit everybody. In the long run that is.
4. Ask for suggestions, and recognize good ideas. And give credit for them.
5. Follow up with answers.
6. Don’t criticize.