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Influencing an employee will achieve more out of that employee then you might think.
When it comes to managing employees, most employers tend to take one of two key leadership approaches. There’s the “power/authority” approach, where it’s their way or the highway, or the “influence” approach, where the goal is to get employees on the same page and empower them to make decisions that will have a positive impact on the organisation.
In today’s work world, employees want to feel like they are a part of the decision-making process it allows them to think of themselves as part owners.
Today we are going to look at ways of influencing employees and how eventually it will leader to a more successful company.
By communicating with employees and seeing what they are doing outside of work hours helps to bring down the employer and employee wall. Don’t pry too much into their lifestyle but engage them to understand the value of a work/life balance. Also thank the employees for their hard work and loyalty towards the company. By communicating you can also inform them of important feedback.
Every employer has to set goals for their team members. Successful employers understand that setting goals is not just a way to boost the bottom line, but a way to engage employees with milestones that are accessible and motivational. That’s where the influence approach comes in.
Focus on building relationships with employees and eliciting as much feedback as possible before goals are set for the new pay period, quarter or year. Show employees that the company cares about their opinions, then craft goals that will help them feel like they’re contributing.
Reviewing your staffs performance is a key to ensuring your employees are happy.
Instead, focus on providing constructive feedback on employees’ strengths and weaknesses. Ask about their expectations for the coming year and how they see their careers progressing. Then, share the organization’s expectations and discuss how to meet those expectations together. The influence approach builds trust and an employer-employee “contract” that shows the organization cares about its employees.
Employers that focus on influencing employees through trust and collaboration instead of power and authority have a better chance of engaging employees and keeping their best talent happy.
Last but not least bond with your staff. Perhaps make a weekly trip to the coffee shop and buy a round of coffees. By doing this it will allow you to gain a proper understand of who your employees are. It also gets them out of the office and makes them feel a little more relaxed at work.