The fundamental values of good leadership and management will never change. Great bosses are those who consistently inspire employees to perform well, which plays a major role in the long-term success of the business.
Here are 6 things that every boss should be doing in the workplace:
Publicly recognising productive employee for their contributions shows how much their efforts are appreciated. This will also encourage outstanding and sustained performances.
Set high standards for communication, productivity and professionalism throughout the business.
Enlist the help of the employees to identify blocking issues, focus attention on possible solutions, and strive to meet and exceed expectations.
Communicate clearly, professionally, and often. Employees expect their manager to give an honest assessment of their performance, as well as constructive criticism when they are not performing to the expected standard.
Bosses who believe employees are capable and responsible encourage autonomy, whilst also creating a strong sense of community throughout the organisation.
To establish trust, bosses should create a safe, positive working environment with open, honest, two-way communication.
Bosses should ensure they set their employees up for success, not failure. Provide them with the tools and training they need to reach their full potential and to meet and exceed the standards set by the business. Encourage them to identify their strengths and what motivates them.
Ensure that employees feel challenged with their job, but not overwhelmed. Delegate tasks appropriately and look for opportunities to maximise each employee’s strengths.