Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.
Productivity in the workplace is important to all businesses, however, all around the world you find many companies being led by CEOs who don’t know the first thing about their employees. Most CEOs just know where their office is and the way out of the office. This is a very risky trait to the productivity of the company. Because of the circumstance, you automatically intimidate the employees because of the distance you keep from them.
Don’t Keep Your Distance
Employees, like any other person, want to be a part of something; they want to feel like they belong. Humans can only feel like they belong when they feel that they are appreciated. Some people like to open up and trust the people around them.
Get to Know Them
As a manager, what you should aim to do is know your employees at a personal level so that you can give them that sense of belonging that they so much desire. For example, if you know that someone’s loved one is sick, pitch in and give them a half day that week, it will go a long way and it will create that bond that is important for high levels of productivity in the workplace.
A kind word or a cheery hello from the big boss will make an employee feel appreciated and productivity in the workplace is most likely to increase if you diligently do this on a regular basis.
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