Your job as a business leader is to make your employees happy and create an environment that enables them to excel at what they do. This comes with paying attention to everyone in the organization, bolstering their self-esteem, and making sure they feel recognized and appreciated. If you do this, everyone will want to take every opportunity to learn and grow within the organization.
Unfortunately, the thing that many business leaders fail to remember is that every job is important, from the person who sweeps the floor to upper management. But every person—no matter where they are in the company hierarchy—should be valued for the talents and skills they bring to the company. Not only does this improve the company’s bottom line, the person’s level of commitment to the company soars. And committed people feel a strong personal connection to, and responsibility for, the work that they do and the teams they’re a part of.
Once you develop a culture of letting your employees know that they matter and are appreciated, you’ll be able to recruit and retain the best and most dedicated employees, keeping turnover, disciplinary problems, and absenteeism low.
Remember—everyone is important. Now go and let your employees know it!
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