When the time comes to lead, manage a sector or even coordinate your own coworkers the first thing we face most difficulty with is getting maximum productivity and effort from them. This applies very deeply in the workplace scenario. In life, the little details sketch out the most beautiful canvases. The same can be said for a workplace. Today we look into how little acts of sincerity can boost your employees' working morale, and dedication without portraying yourself as a complete jerk.
Listening is key
Listening not only makes your employees feel valued but also reinforces the fact that their boss is there for support. This little nudge of safety and assurance can make huge differences.
Criticising in the form of advice
There will be shortcomings from employees, and instead of ignoring them, you should address them. Rather than criticising one for their inability to perform well, a subtle advice can work better, and constructive feedback never hurts anyone.
Instilling the duty-first attitude
Offices are a hub for endless gossips. Obviously, a little break makes the going easier but sometimes these breaks often ruin work progress. As a boss one should clearly instill the message that everyone only gets paid for the actual work they get done, and schmoozing does not excuse bad quality of work.
Pitching in on the work
More often or not, bosses are found to be sitting on an iron throne, relaying instructions to their employees. Yes, it is important to have an iron fist but it is also equally important to pitch in the work with the employees as well. This helps the employees gain experience from your expertise on the matter and also helps to develop a more substantial impression about the boss.
Naveed is a freshman at BUP who holds high appreciation for people who can take a joke. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.