Monday, August 15, 2011

5 ways to build trust with employees

Trust is a very important component of managing employees. It takes time and effort to build trust but once it is built, it is very rewarding and makes the team very productive. Here are 5 key ways to building trust with your employees

  • Provide Support when needed. Take hindrances out of their way and make the environment as supportive as possible for employees to do their job.
  • Enable personal development for career growth via coaching and mentoring. Encourage a frank dialogue with the employee for developmental growth. Needless to say, it should be done in a manner so it doesn’t come off as criticism but rather a value add.
  • Never micro-manage. No employee likes to be micro-managed.
  • Reward, reward and reward. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of rewarding good work. Reward need not be in the monetary form, find creative ways of rewarding employees.
  • Be open and available and encourage a two way open communication. Employees should feel that they can reach out to you and your doors are open for them.

    Aditi Chopra is an experienced leader in the software industry.
    She is a consultant, writer and a leader.
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