As employers, it’s important for us to be able to enable, empower, and inspire our employees. This can be achieved in a variety of ways. For example, we can invest in new technology to make it easier for our employees to complete a particular task or set of tasks. Or, we can start to commit more focused energy toward the development of a strong and healthy workplace culture.
The most effective way to empower our employees, however, is to help to strengthen their confidence – both as individuals and as teams. To achieve this, it’s important for employers to have a carefully-designed strategy in place.
When your employees feel confident, productivity and positivity come naturally and will spread quickly throughout the workplace. Here are three powerful and straightforward tips to start boosting your employees’ confidence at work:
- Acknowledge their achievements. It can be a profoundly rewarding experience for an employee to have an accomplishment recognized and commended in front of his or her peers. And it can be deeply disheartening to employees over the long run if their contributions remain unnoticed and uncelebrated.
- Make an effort to get to know your employees as individuals. Too often, managers will communicate with their workforce as if they were just a faceless collective. This approach tends to make employees feel alienated and uninspired quickly. Instead, commit to taking every opportunity to get to know your individual employees’ unique needs, goals, and idiosyncrasies.
- Provide regular and personalized feedback. Taking the time to provide feedback to an employee is a golden opportunity to build interpersonal social bonds and to offer constructive ideas for how their performance might be improved. It will also demonstrate to your employees that their contributions are noticed and appreciated.
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