Going to work can be stressful for most people especially when their employer gives them a hard time. Of course as an employer you should put some rules and regulations since you don’t want the employees to get too comfortable.
Even with that in mind, you should focus more on providing a friendly environment. If the employees project a certain negative attitude at work, it will affect their overall performance. So you should be smart in your leadership.
Inclusion makes the employees feel needed and important. A good way to get started with that is through a 360 feedback. You want them to contribute not only in making important decisions but also help in problem solving. Employees have knowledge of the business and may have encountered such problems in their previous workplace and could be very useful.
Don’t take advantage
You want to be a leader people respect and follow willingly. Taking advantage of your leadership position and breaking the rules you make doesn’t reflect a leader people want to follow. If you want the employees to act according to the rules you have set out, lead by example, follow your own rules. Show them that you are like them and understand the importance of following the rules and regulations.
Be honest and upfront
Sometimes as an employer you are faced with difficult situations, you need to be honest with your employees. This builds trust and strengthens your relationship which is very beneficial to the growth of your business or company. In the end, they will reciprocate the same to you when they need to.
Spend quality time with them
A leader who knows their employees well is more likely to have a successful business than one who is just a face. Employees are people and they face hard situations in their personal life as well. You should be concerned and be supportive all through.