Do Your Employees Like You?
Everyone knows that good bosses are crucial to an organization’s success. But how do you become a boss that your employees will really like? Fast Company breaks down ten ways to be a popular leader. These are a few of our favorites.
Be a clear communicator. The best bosses will ask for employees’ input and keep them informed about what’s happening with the company. Employees don’t like ambiguity and prefer to know where they stand with the boss and the company.
Be consistent. Do you think being treated fairly sometimes is better than never? Think again. Research shows that employees in organizations that had inconsistent fair treatment reported more stress than those who were treated consistently fairly and consistently unfairly.
Be informed. Make an effort to know what your employees’ jobs are and the details of the work they are doing. You’ll understand them and their challenges more.
Be self-aware. Know what kind of environment you’re creating for your employees. It’s also good to know your own strengths and weaknesses, and be honest about them.
Be understanding. Appreciate the fact that your employees have a life outside of work and allow them personal time for themselves and their families.
Read the full article to see more habits of well-liked bosses.