For most businesses, the greatest asset you will have is your workforce. They will drive your whole empire. The quality of their work will determine how great your product or service will be. They are crucial in determining how great your output is. This is why it is important to always watch out for their welfare.
Employees with a deep connection with the leader have a sense of accountability for the business. They tend to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure all is done perfectly. They share this connection with the business through their connection with you. As their leader, you would want to foster this type of relationship with your team. Here are some ways you can do that.
Care for their life outside of work
Many times, the relationship we have with co-workers does not extend beyond working hours. You may have no idea about what he does in his personal time. Are they married? Do they have children? What do they enjoy doing? Take the time to learn more about them. Spend time with them outside of work in a more social environment. Reach out and make them feel that you do care about them and their welfare outside of work.
Be on their side
The customer is always right. It's the old mantra for any sales person. But is it really true? There will always be instances where the customer will be unreasonable. This is why it is important to always have your team's back. Be supportive and look at issues from all sides. If your team is in the wrong, do not humiliate them in front of the customer. Protect their image in front of the customer.
Let them grow within your organization
A person may be very good at what they do, but will they want to do it for the rest of their career? Do they have a plan of what they want to be in 5 years? Let them grow within your organization. It is not just by organically giving them more responsibility as they rise through the ranks. They may want to switch roles, or try an entirely different department. Foster their growth by enabling them.
Open your door
Be approachable. Leave your office door open, or better yet, do not put division in the office. They should be able to meet with you easily and without apprehension. Be frank, honest, and transparent. Welcome their ideas and listen to what they have to say.
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