It’s no secret that staff who trust their boss are usually more productive. Staff that trust in your ability are less likely to ask questions, they’ll follow your orders carefully and they won’t feel like their job position is in jeopardy after a small mistake. It goes without saying that creating peace of mind is one of the most important things that you need to think of as a business owner, but how exactly do you approach this?
Show your employees that you trust their decisions
If you constantly micromanage your employees then it’s actually a sign that you’re a bad boss. Employees should be given freedom in how they tackle certain tasks. You shouldn’t be watching over their shoulder at every moment making their decisions for them. Instead, you should give them some time to create their own solutions to the work you’ve given them, and also allow them to focus on doing things their way. As long as the results are the same, you should give them more control over how they approach problems.
If you continue to micromanage your employees then it shows that you don’t have much faith in their ability. This can create trust issues and will make your employees feel like they’re next to be replaced.
Show your employees that you have their back
One of the most important things to consider is showing your employees that you have their back. For instance, if they’re ever in a dispute or argument with a client, you should show your support for your employees because they’re a part of your time. Of course, you shouldn’t blindly listen to them and risk losing clients, but you should give them the benefit of doubt in most situations if they’ve proven to be a trustworthy or hard-working member of your team.
Having your employee’s backs also means giving them legal support should they need it. For instance, a trucker might need help from a CDL consultant if they’ve been given a ticket or have been pulled over for one reason or another. It’s also important to provide legal support if someone has approached them regarding legal matters. Whatever the case is, make sure you show your employees that you’re willing to support them.
Show your employees that you’re willing to invest in them
Something that very few companies do is invest in their employees. You can achieve this in a number of different ways, but the most common consideration is to teach them new skills. If you’re confident that some of your staff members are extremely loyal and always do a good job, then a suitable reward would be to educate them and prepare them for a better position in the future.
If you invest in your employees like this, it shows that you’re willing to keep them in the company for an extended period of time. It also tells them that you’re not afraid to trust them and that you’re keen on giving them a senior position in the future.
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