We stand on the verge of some of the most complicated workplace cultures at this point in time. Today, there are three different generations occupying the same workplace, sending what was assumed to be the traditional functioning of a workplace for a toss.
The whole landscape has undergone a diverse change and the rules are now ever-changing,
It is a strong notion that certain aspects of a workplace are hard to quantify but that does not mean that we get off the hook for not even trying. Things like an initiative or strategy are the building blocks of a good efficient workspace. This also points you in the direction of how you can create a more effective process and use the non-measurable aspects in your favor.
As a manager, you have roles and responsibilities that need to be completed for effective work but at the same time you also have the added responsibility of creating a healthy dynamic amongst all your employees.
Today we will be looking at all the different ways in which you can empower employees and all the things that you might want to consider for better office culture.
Give A Voice To The Employees
People only participate when they know they are being valued. You need to make sure that your team knows that their opinion is important for the wellbeing of the company. Crowdsourcing and social choice are two concepts that you embrace. The tools that you arm your employees with today are the answer to all the issues that may crop up in the future.
Not saying that you run a democracy- that is not my intention but rather a constitutional monarchy. This also ensures that your employees are on good terms with you.
A good relationship is built on the foundation of trust and a good conversation. A good conversation can only happen if you listen. Lending an ear to your employees is a great way to figure out what is working and what isn’t.
You will make your own job easier if you patiently wait for a while and listen to your team before just jumping to the next question without clarifying the first one. A well-intentioned criticism is much better than a hundred compliments. Plus who better to know it from other than the person going through it.
A company always has its own set of goals that it has to follow. But your employees also have some personal goals that need to be fulfilled. Here accountability plays a big role. This is also only possible if you first figure what is that drives a particular person. You need to pinpoint the motivation that drives a particular person.
Create an environment that helps manage this kind of growth. You need to hold individual and team meeting that helps create the opportunity for all employees to define why they want to continue the way they are,
This way you not only manage to create a better environment but also become the accountability partner in their quest to achieve their goal. Genuine interest is the only way to survive.
Follow The Quit Philosophy
This is known as a universal fact. Employees will leave eventually. Not everyone will invest in the same way as you when it comes to contribution to your company. So, then you plan for the inevitable, You train them in a manner that is conducive for the 6 pillars of happiness. These are Relationship, carrier, time off, wealth, health and growth,
This is the only way your employees know that you care for them more than just an employee basis.
This also shows that you have a performance environment and when one performs better, they repack their dreams a lot quicker.
In today’s workforce, you as a company need to be more accommodating than the employees. Companies now need to bend over backward to accommodate the needs and requirements of the employees.
The more successful you are in this undertaking the better your business becomes as you start to attract potential talent. In a time where companies are having a tough time figuring out how to retain employees. It is important you invest time and patience into the team. Provide growth opportunities and see how well the team functions.