Arnold, Bruce & Doerfler Insurance Blog
If you're a business owner, then I'm sure you can agree that having a great employer-employee relationship is beneficial for both you and your employees. With it, there is sure to be increased productivity in the workplace, lesser conflict, and of course, increased loyalty.
But how exactly can you achieve this ideal situation? Well, there's no one way to do it. It will involve a lot of efforts on both ends, and for some, it may require some time. If you want to have this positive vibes in your workplace, then here are some tips you can start with.
Have Open Communication
There's a term called "open-door policy" which encourages open communication, feedback, and discussion about any matter of importance to an employee. This will help boost your employees' confidence in management caring for them, which in turn is more likely to gain their trust. At the same time, it will also help you to immediately become aware of any issues that your employees may have which could hinder them from performing to their fullest, thus, helping you to take action more quickly.
There'll be times when you'd have your average employees, but then there'll be times when you'd have employees who are just great at what they do. And when you encounter these kinds of people, it's hard not to end up giving them special attention, or what we call "favoritism." This is something that you, as an employer, would want to avoid at all costs. By making your employees feel like you see them equally, it helps to further create loyalty in them and motivate them to be more efficient at what they do, which will also help increase collaboration and productivity in your workplace.
Keep Your Employees Motivated
Your employees have their own reasons for wanting to work for your company. Their motivation may vary widely, but regardless of what keeps them going in the morning, this is something that you need to maintain. As an employer, you can have different programs or open forums to identify what your employees' motivations are so you can use them to further keep them engaged in work and at the peak of their performance.
Human behavior is complex, and as an employer, this is something that you should always keep in mind. Your attitude towards a particular employee may have to change towards another employee to get the same result, which is to gain their trust.
It may not be the easiest thing to do, but always remember the positive effects that such an act can bring to your employees and your organization as a whole, and this should be enough to help you fueled in bringing that balance to have and maintain a positive employer-employee relationship.
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