Unfortunately, times can get tough within a business; staff members can feel under pressure and be faced with challenging situations. However, as a manager, it’s your duty to lead your staff through difficult times. Here you can learn how to lead your team and give them a light at the end of the tunnel.
Offer Praise and Recognition
While this may seem minor to you, it can make a world of difference to your team members. A little bit of praise and recognition can go a long way so, when morale is low, give your team a boost by personally thanking each of them. It will give them a boost knowing that their hard work has not gone unnoticed.
Keep on Top of Personal Development
How do you think your staff members will feel if their personal development plans are neglected? While business can be demanding, it’s important to set long term goals for your team. This way, when they are snowed under, they’ll be able to plough through the excessive workload knowing that it’ll be worth it in the end.
If a team member cannot see progression they’re likely to feel demotivated, which is quite the opposite of what you want when your business is going through a tricky time.
Don’t Share Your Worries
It may be tempting to share your worries with your team but, if you do, it’ll only cause them more stress. Part of your role as a manager involves being able to empathise with employees, as well as deal with your own stress.
So, if you’re feeling the pressure, it’s best to try and keep this under control as well as you can. Your team members won’t be able to cope with dealing with your concerns in addition to their own.
Put Rumours to Bed
The rumour mill can get out of hand at any work place. If you hear something along the grapevine, intercept it before it blows out of proportion. Unsubstantiated concerns are likely to arise when people talk and these can cause members of your team to become unproductive.
The last thing you want is for your team to feel demoralised because they’ve ‘heard something from someone who said that…’. You get the gist.
Get out of the Office
Treat your staff members to a day out. This will not only make them feel appreciated, it’ll lift their spirits too. Imagine coming into work and opening an email that says you’re going out for the day during working hours, you’d feel elated, right?
Do something that makes your team feel good and give them a break from the tough time they’ve been experiencing at the work place.
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