Whether you are the CEO of a major corporation or an owner of small business, you always strive to be the most incredible boss you can be every single day. Employees can easily rattle off the negative sides in their bosses quicker than the good qualities. If you want to be considered one of the respected bosses, quickly skim all the 3 main qualities that an example do everyday.
1. Delegate instead of micromanaging
Put yourself in an employee position who experiences his boss continuously nagging him by checking every facet of a project or a deadline and watching his every move like a hawk. This shows that you don’t trust them, you are not confident that they will do a good job and thus watch every step as staff perform their duties. Micromanaging has its disadvantages. First, it makes pressures to your people as they become scared of a boss who wants to centralize power in the workplace, then discontent leads to disrespect. Second, it also cuts down on productivity because it takes up the boss’s time and employees’ work process.
Good bosses do not micromanage staff but delegate work to somebody, trust in their ability to complete the task at hand, instead. However, in some cases, working with employees in detail should be considered when an employee’s performance level is below expectations, for instance, to remedy the situations.
A good boss treats subordinates with respect through listening to them. You can not grasp all the information in your organization as well as have clear vision without other sharing ideas. When listens, you begin to comprehend what the problem is, what is the core of a story before proposing a solution for it. Not to mention, being a great listener shows that you respect people and they will automatically begin to respect you. Hence, making time to listen to the problems of subordinates with attention and providing valuable insights will inspire them to work harder as they feel valued.
Good boss allows the staff to fully articulate their issue and feel they have been heard and understood which correspondingly builds trust and confidence between the boss and subordinates.
3. Give feedback in the right ways
Great bosses let their people know how they’re doing by giving frequent feedback on employees performances. When someone does good work, they deserve praise and appreciation. Giving praise is one of the easiest ways to motivate staff which boosts the self-esteem of the person and increases the likelihood of the better work performance being repeated again.
Conversely, when something goes wrong, don’t wait until annual or quarterly performance reviews to give employees feedback. Employees need to be told clearly how they can improve and where they stand.
And you, as a leader of an organization, you have to not only work harder, give the best efforts in workplace but also enjoy your job at the same time. Faro hopes that the 3 strategies above will go a long way toward improving your relationships and helping you earn that respect.