Your Employees Can Make You Rich – How to Be A Good Boss
A business is only as good as its workforce. If you have a growing business with employees working for you, the success of your business partly lies in how you manage the business itself and partly in your employees’ performance. And their performance is only a result of how they feel about the business, which is strongly influenced by how they feel about you as a boss.
If employees don’t have a positive relationship with you as their boss, their negative feelings will affect the quality of their work, and this will affect the outcome of your business.
So if you want to succeed in business, you have to know how to form a rapport not just with people as customers, but with your own people – your employees. Unfortunately, the ability to form good relationships with employees may come naturally for some people, but may be difficult to attain for others. If you’re one of the latter, then you need a push to the right direction.
Here are some tips on how to be a good boss and make your employees work to their best, so your business will grow.
1. Be sensitive to their needs. Show appreciation for your employees by being sensitive to their needs. Don’t overdo it to the point that you put yourself at the same level as them; they might abuse your appreciation and this can lead to a lack of respect to you as their boss. But do not be unappreciative and insensitive as well. Make sure you offer the standard set of benefits and offer a few extra incentives. Take time to evaluate their working conditions and check if it is conducive for productive work. This shows that you see them as people who have needs and feelings, not as robots simply working for you.
2. Show gratitude for their work. A lot of bosses these days get so caught up in making their business grow that they forget to show gratitude to the people who do the dirty work. Don’t fall into the same trap. Make it a point to thank your employees for the work they do. You don’t need to make a long teary-eyed speech about your gratitude. If expressing emotions doesn’t come easily to you, then at least send a short e-mail of thanks to your employees once every month.
3. Handle conflicts calmly. As a boss, you need to know how to handle conflicts. There are many kinds of conflicts that may affect your employees and their productivity. There may be conflicts among different employees, conflicts between employees and clients, conflicts with the work itself, and along with that, personal conflicts that employees may sometimes bring into the office. Handle these with a clear head at all times. Learn how to discipline and command obedience and respect from employees without being a dictator and without yelling disrespectfully at them.
4. Keep a clear head. A good boss should be able to keep a clear head and keep emotions in check at all times. Things can get highly pressured in the office. If you have cluttered head and your emotions easily come pouring out, you won’t be able to form a good relationship with your employees.
That’s why bosses should have effective stress relief techniques. If you’re busy, then twenty minutes of meditation will help a lot. But if you suddenly face stressful situations and you don’t have twenty minutes to spare, you can also watch subliminal videos.
Subliminal videos can help send instantly calming messages to your subconscious. The subconscious is what controls our powerful thoughts and feelings. What your subconscious thinks, it releases in the form of actions and behavior. Negative thoughts will lead to negative behavior. Subliminal videos can go straight to your subconscious, remove the negativity there, and replace it with positivity. Once you take control of your subconscious, you can get rid of stress, clear your head, and be at a better position to handle your employees.