Make Fairness a Priority
A key part of being respect-worthy is being fair. According to Marcus Erb, senior research partner and consultant with the Great Place to Work Institute, employee concerns about fairness are common leadership problems. He provides excellent suggestions on how to make sure that your organization is as fair as possible.
Handle promotions fairly. Employees may complain that a colleague’s promotion is unfair if they’re wondering why they themselves weren’t promoted. Make sure that your employees receive constructive feedback regularly, and support them in their professional development. Professional services firm Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman gives their team members feedback at least once every month. Professionals at the firm also are assigned a coach who meets with them to provide feedback and discuss their personal and professional goals.
Give employees a chance at a fair appeal. Let your employees know that they have a fair chance to have their grievances heard. Consider an open door policy and upward feedback mechanisms. Commercial real estate services firm Parkway Properties gives employees the chance to voice their concerns to someone that isn’t in their regular communication channel. In addition, “employee advocates” make regular visits to ensure that employees’ voices are heard.
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