How your employees perform directly depends on how good a boss you prove to be.
During the hiring process you definitely picked out the best among the lot that applied but if you are still not satisfied with the outcome, it may be because you are not playing your role well. As the boss you have certain responsibilities towards your employees and your management skills will determine how well they work and how productive they are. Here are virtues that you are recommended to incorporate in yourself so that you become a better boss and encourage efficiency:
If you don’t acknowledge your employees’ efforts, it will seem like you take their efforts for granted. That is the last thing you’d want. When things are going smoothly, it is important that you acknowledge and appreciate. It is also important that you do this openly, in front of everyone. Appreciating your productive employees will encourage everyone to do better.
If you are among those who sit in their office from morning till the day ends, you are clearly a bad boss. A good boss interacts with employees, is always open to communication, and does not shut himself away. During tough times and great times, be communicative and let your employees know what is going on. Spend time with them, inspire, and help when needed.
Leading from the front includes and requires motivation. Every company has different standards including productivity standards, communication standards, and so on. However, you have to understand the fact that the company can’t meet these standards at all times. When things go wrong, try not pinning the blame on your employees. Be positive and motivate them so that they don’t lose hope.
If you can’t trust, you can’t run a company. It is as plain and harsh as that. Trusting will be easier when you openly communicate and allow your employees to talk to you openly. Be supportive and encourage. Trust your employees and give them the edge in times of doubt.
Challenging your employees is advisable but you should never overwhelm them to an extent that they lose hope. Challenge encourages and overwhelming discourages. Therefore, you should balance and delegate sensibly so that you create a challenging and encouraging environment for your employees.
Once you start following these, your employees will automatically take charge and work harder.
A good boss encourages employees to be more productive and profitable. A good boss gets into the act and motivates when times are bleak. Thus, it is important that you be communicative, trustworthy, motivating, and appreciative.