People

Valuing Your Employees as a Leader

In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, we must recognize the importance of employee growth both in and outside of the workplace.
A great workplace encompasses leaders who actively show and tell their employees that they are essential and valued within the organization.

Here are a few ways your organization can improve its efforts for demonstrating the value you have for your employees. It could help you improve employee morale and workplace culture!

Give Time to Your Employees by Learning About Them Personally

Understanding what your people care about and why they come to work every day is a task that takes time and effort from you. By asking employees about their family and children, you have an easy way of getting to know your employees and start to build your relationship.

Finding out what is important to employees can help you to not only make your people happy but help you to understand some of what drives them as a person. You never know what the most important thing is to your people, but you can find out through authenticity and venerability.

Contributing to Your Employees Development

Employee development not only helps the employee, but it strengthens the company as well. It also requires both trust and communication. Employee development doesn’t only need to be position-specific. The idea is inclusive growth, which requires a greater understanding of the individual to create. Where do they want to go? What do they want to do?

Put employee powered ideas into action when they add to the overall goal of the mission and values of the company. Ask employees to take the lead and support them. Build a plan and determine what is essential to the success of your employee and why.

When communicating with team members, align with other leaders on the planning and vision behind any projects your employees undertake. It will help to enroll everyone in the go-forward actions needed for success. You can also assist leadership in learning more about what is essential to our team members, both in the workplace and out through this process.

It takes many other components to create a thriving company culture with positive employee experiences. Workplace culture doesn’t come packaged in an easy “one size fits all” handbook. It’s a cluster of many things geared toward greatness. Hiring leaders who are not only knowledgeable but also understand EQ can help lead you to success. It’s all about the values of the company and the team.

Cassandra Ferguson