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How To Strengthen Your Bond With Your Employees

Establishing a strong bond with employees can help employers build trust and comradery – essential components to help attract and retain hard-working employees. Such actions may also result in greater productivity and significant achievement. Employers can expect to create a strong bond between themselves and their staff members by adhering to tasks such as: Meet […]

Establishing a strong bond with employees can help employers build trust and comradery – essential components to help attract and retain hard-working employees. Such actions may also result in greater productivity and significant achievement. Employers can expect to create a strong bond between themselves and their staff members by adhering to tasks such as:

Meet With All Employees On An Individual Basis

The executive or team of managers should make an effort to meet individually with all team members. Affording all staffers individual time enables them to offer their opinions, express opinions and share concerns. Doing so could make employees feel like their bosses view them as more than a rank-and-file worker who truly contributes to the operation of the unit.

Request Feedback

Many effective managers request feedback from their employees. Executives who feel comfortable in their position and ability will ask for feedback about their management style, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

Display A Human Side

Employees often respond to superiors who demonstrate a human side. Such action can be displayed by discussing their families, expressing an interest in a hobby or even joking about the ineptitude of their favorite sports teams. Showing an interest in any non-job related topic illustrates that the boss is not merely an “all work” person.

Always Be Accessible

Respected employers typically subscribe to an open door policy. Employees should never feel any sort of hesitation or trepidation when needing to consult with their boss. When the superior’s door is always open, the environment is generally calmer and quite possibly less formal.

Organize Out Of The Office Gatherings

Effective managers often arrange out of the office gatherings. These meetings can range from simple happy hour meetings to family outings. Regardless of the event, executing such action lets employees see that their superiors enjoy downtime and do not mind sharing such durations with their staff members.

Listen

Naturally, effective leadership necessitates conveying different directives to different groups of people. Performing such a task typically requires strong oratory and communication skills. That said, respected managers are usually also good listeners. Solid leaders understand that taking the time to listen often fosters the opportunity for new ideas to arise or for the emergence of viable solutions to existing problems. 

This article was originally published on JimmyLustig.com

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