When they make mistakes, or become unmotivated and productivity drops off, how do you respond to them?
If your default response is to demand things from them, it might have a negative long-term impact rather than a positive one.
There is a much more effective way to relate to your employees so that they are motivated to do better and continuously develop themselves, improving your business as a result:
Become a coach to your employees and let them know you’re all on the same team.
Coaching your employees means you are willing to get alongside them and walk with them, engaging with them throughout their employment, not just when things go wrong.
From their first day in the office, let them know you’re gunning for them to be winning in their career as much as you want them to be gunning for your business to succeed.
Find out their goals for their career and understand how they can benefit your organisation. Meeting twice a year for performance reviews, and to explicitly discuss long-term goals, is a great way to keep in touch with what they want out of their role with your business.
Clear communication and consistent feedback are the keys to establishing an honest and judgement-free space for the employee to engage in sincere dialogue with you. It also increases the likelihood that they will be more receptive to constructive criticism, if there comes a time that they need it.
By being their coach, instead of just their boss, you are allowing them to grow professionally, so that they become an even more valuable asset to your organisation.
If you want advice about how to become the coach of a team who wins, get in touch with me today: firstname.lastname@example.org