Caring About Personnel
People are the most valuable assets any organization could have. The output and total achievements of an organization rely on the employees. It is therefore important for employers to treat them right. In an organization with diverse workforce, different ways are used to get into the heart of different people. Leaders must therefore decide on how they perceive their employees because it has great impact on the organization.
Leaders should take time to understand their employees. Not all employees are the same in terms of their values and believes, culture and how they handle different situations. This factors influence the behavior of an employee in the workplace. Making decisions regarding personnel that a manager understand them well is less challenging. Resolutions that can influence the employees work should reached upon prudently and sensibly. Employee involvement in decision making is another aspect.
Employees who feel appreciated by their leaders and have a sense of belonging would go an extra mile to produce the best output. They possess the values of responsibility and accountability. They are satisfied with what they do. A workforce that feels less valued in their jobs do not regard their duties of much importsnce hence low productivity. It could also lead to high employee turnover but those who remain will have low morale for their jobs. There are means which managers can use to show appreciation and value for their employees.
An effective leader should be able to work well with their subordinates. He doesn’t have to make employees afraid and intimidated each time he is around them. At some point put yourself in their position and know you are all working towards attainment of the same goal. The subordinates should feel free to talk and share their contribution with you. For example when an employee comes to you with a problem, you can help them sort out by telling them about your experience. This proves to them that you are the same and they can identify themselves with you. A manager should learn to identify the problems their workforce go through while undertaking their duties. It thus enhance a better employee employer relationship.
A leader should always make time to connect ,listen and hear their workers. It is tough and challenging when personnel know they can’t count on their superior to listen to them. It is of great significance to the employees for their manager to set some time off duty to talk and give them a chance to air their views despite their tight schedule. Make them feel that their life outside the workplace also matters. For example if an employee has been having frequent absenteeism, a good manager just won’t set them for a disciplinary action. One needs to converse with the employee in question and get the reasons.
A manager should show care to the people close to the employee like family.