ARE YOU CONNECTED WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES AT A PERSONAL LEVEL?


Successful leaders understand the value of connecting on a personal level with employees to boost morale, engagement, and excitement.

Here are a few things to help you connect with your team on a personal level:

  • Be approachable and encourage employees to come to you for both personal and professional matters.

  • Connect with employees for one-on-one talks to address employees’ concerns directly, and reassure them that they are valued in the organization.

  • Don’t forget to recognize your employees’ hard work by sending thank you note and rewarding employees who exhibit desired behaviors.

  • Communicate frequently with your employees which gives them an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, and solicit feedback. These interactions help you know about employee’s concerns and mindsets.

  • Share stories to connect on a personal level which would help employees know more about you.

  • Create an environment to help each employee reach his or her goals.

  • Instead of avoiding, embrace conflict to address concerns and provide the solution to improve the relationship & trust of employees.

  • Stop saying you don’t have time or employees will stop coming to you for help or advice.

Connecting with your employees on a personal level may not seem like a priority, but if you do this it will help you build a foundation you can grow on.

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