Harshi,      Oct 25 2017 10:28AM

Be an employer your people trust and KNOW

Be an employer your people trust and KNOW!

Research shows that people are more likely to follow leaders whom they know and trust.  They are more loyal to employers they interact with and know something about.  As an employer, it is important to take the time to get to know your employees!

Here are a few tasks; we think you and your team will benefit from:

  • Put down the technology every once and a while- If your people only know you from your Email Address that will never work!  Make sure your team knows who you are, and that they feel comfortable speaking with you personally.
  • Walk around the office—see people in person & ask them about their work.  Let your team know that you are genuinely appreciative of their efforts, and that you are interested in what they’re doing.
  • Say hello (call them by name) – Addressing someone by name makes all the difference in the world.  They will feel more comfortable and respected; therefore, willing to work harder.
  • Recognize the faces in their photos and whom/what they display on their desk.
  • Ask your employees about their lives and without being too pushy or out of line, interact with them and show you care about them and their interests outside of the office.
  • Take your people to lunch/dinner/coffee just to say thanks- It is proven that people word harder and better when recognized for their efforts.  Let them know you see how well they are doing and that the work is not going unnoticed.
By getting to know your employees on a more personal level they will want to work harder and better for you and your company, they would never want to let you down as a friend or a boss.  As part of human nature, you will gain each other’s trust, and they will be more loyal to your company.  In this process, you will also become a better employer!

Leigh Morse

Synergy America