Sponsored by SAP SuccessFactors
It’s time to individualize your approach to managing employees.
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Sponsored by SAP SuccessFactors
By Gregory Beyer
Sponsored by SAP SuccessFactors
By Gregory Beyer
Sponsored by SAP SuccessFactors
By Marina Khidekel
Take Action with Microsteps
MICROSTEP
Every day, take one minute to think about company news your team should know.

As a leader, you can help them feel connected, learn, and stay motivated.

MICROSTEP
When you’re leading a meeting, start with the person on the video conference or phone.

This gesture will help any still-remote employees feel like they are part of the team, even if they can’t be there in person.

MICROSTEP
If you're wearing a mask, communicate verbally more than you normally would since people can't read your expressions.

If you’re grateful, disappointed, or concerned, say it. Stating your feelings clearly will help your coworkers know where they stand.

MICROSTEP
Every day, take one minute to think about company news your team should know.

As a leader, you can help them feel connected, learn, and stay motivated.

MICROSTEP
When you’re leading a meeting, start with the person on the video conference or phone.

This gesture will help any still-remote employees feel like they are part of the team, even if they can’t be there in person.

MICROSTEP
If you're wearing a mask, communicate verbally more than you normally would since people can't read your expressions.

If you’re grateful, disappointed, or concerned, say it. Stating your feelings clearly will help your coworkers know where they stand.

MICROSTEP
When communicating to a team, be direct about what you know and don’t know.

Employees don’t need leaders to have every answer, but they need to know they’re listening.

MICROSTEP
Once a day, have a conversation where you mostly listen.

Don’t underestimate the power of silence. Instead of giving your opinion or changing the subject, invite the other person to go deeper.

MICROSTEP
When someone shares their feelings with you, respond by rephrasing what you heard.

This active listening technique not only confirms your understanding, but also acknowledges their experience.

MICROSTEP
Ask someone with a different perspective for feedback on a project you’re working on.

Looking outside your own experience is a great way to illuminate any blind spots and see your work and its impact from a different angle.

MICROSTEP
At the end of each day, acknowledge one thing you accomplished.

Focusing on your wins, no matter how small, will pave the path toward a growth mindset.

MICROSTEP
If someone shares that something you said impacted them negatively, apologize.

Consider it an opportunity to grow. Being receptive to feedback encourages others to be open about what they need and fosters inclusivity.

MICROSTEP
When working on a challenging task, pause and ask yourself, “why is this important?”

When you consider your work’s potential impact, you’ll be much more driven to complete it.

MICROSTEP
Block time each day on your calendar for skill building.

Whether it’s pursuing a passion or addressing a blind spot, adding even one new skill to your portfolio will make you more marketable. Developing new skills not only gives you an advantage in your search, but can also position you for higher-earning roles with more growth potential.

MICROSTEP
Once a day, consider the perspective of someone else.

Whether it’s someone you tend to pass by or someone you've never quite connected with, thinking about other people and their experiences can help you build new relationships and enlarge your own perspective.

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