Respectful treatment of employees at all levels is the #1 contributor to employee satisfaction. Research shows that respect beats out compensation, benefits, job security and trust between employees and senior management, and opportunities to use your skills and abilities at work.
Yet few employees believe they are treated respectfully.
Let’s fix that.
Here are 3 ways to show respect with ideas on putting them into action.
- Spend time getting to know your employees. Consider beginning each day by walking around and talking to them. Ask how they are doing, what they are working on, and how you can help.
- Be transparent and truthful. Talk about your company’s goals and its health. If you’re facing a tough time, be honest, and ask for their cooperation in working together to see things through.
- Encourage rather than command. Be a motivator by asking your employees what they love to do best in their jobs, and what skills and talents they know they can use but aren’t yet. Then discuss how they can do more of this.
The bottom line is that you need to get out of your office and talk to your employees. Both of you will probably be pleasantly surprised by what you discover!
To find out how working with an organizational development (OD) professional can help improve employee satisfaction and workflow, click to read Theresa’s article, For Best Results, Partner With Your OD Professional.
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