In a workspace, there are two types of leaders – leaders and good leaders. There is a reason good leadership is an important asset to the company, its work culture and the employees as well. A leader is like the captain of a ship sailing in the competitive market with a goal to reach specific destinations. These people build the tools and methods of the organizational working patterns that drive towards success. They also imbibe the qualities of company values, culture, disciplinary habits, etc. in their teammates. Wonder what such influencers take care about while being at the helm of their teams?
Even if it is not the regular 9-5 timings, offices do have routines. It just varies from one organization to another. Good leaders make it a point that they hold regular meetings both at the start and end of the week. This ensures one thing that their team is clarified about the tasks for the week ahead. And they can also analyze the amount of output at the end of the week.
An Ear for the Team
Great leadership comes with great empathy. It is not just personal problems that a boss can show empathy towards. As a good head, you should have enough empathy that your team can come to you for any kind of concern. Good bosses create an environment where their employee feels safe to put their feelings into words.
This automatically decreases the grapevine in the office and in turn leads to less politics at workplace.
A Family-like Work Culture
These great leaders that we are talking about don’t just create an office culture. They create a family-like work culture. Creating a culture based on family-like values makes work less stressful. When employees see each other as members of the same troupe, a sense of unity is instilled in them. And this, dear leaders, this sense of unity can take your organization to greater heights.
As a boss, make sure that your employees can say with a gleam in their eyes that they enjoy working with their colleagues.
Apart from these three things, good leaders also consider some other important factors. They make it a point that their employees can put trust in every aspect related to the organization. Trust in the values of the organization, the working patterns, the company’s vision, and you - their leader. With a great level of trust, the effectiveness of each member’s productive output increases by 10 folds. They have a sense of assurance and surety that their efforts won’t be ignored.
They also care about their employees in ways a parent does for their children. We don’t mean to say that they babysit their team. But surely they consider various aspects related to their employee’s feelings, health, and behaviors also.
Out of these important factors, how many do you care about as a leader?