1. Establish a Framework of Trust – it is imperative that the leadership exhibit behaviors and actions in the workplace that are consistent and fair. It is important that you address their needs in a candid, reliable and consistent manner.
2. Clarify your Expectations – Define your expectations in a manner in which people can understand and be willing to compromise if found to be overzealous with your projections. People know that they are being asked to do more with less but be reasonable in your expectations of them and they will be fair in their evaluation of you.
3. Focus on your People’s Strengths – contrary to popular belief, the most valuable asset of your organization is not your people; it is the strengths of your people. Making sure that the talents of your people are maximized to reach their potential in an integral component of a high achieving organization.
4. Communication Channels must be Open – focus on all aspects of your communication including your non-verbal skills and make sure all your vehicles for communicating with the workforce reflect a positive yet realistic design for success.
5. Use Delegation as a learning Experience – delegate the workload to the people that want to learn and develop. Provide the instructions and demonstrate the skill-sets that will make them successful with the assignment and monitor their progress while being in a supportive role from start to finish.
6. Invest in Development – People development should be the primary responsibility of anyone in a leadership role. Managers must make sure that the work environment is conducive for growth and development. An employee relation is helping people reach their potential enabling them to be satisfied with their career pathway.
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