Having employees “on your side” is a wonderful thing.
Devoted employees look out for you and consistently go the extra mile to deliver results, but very few managers have the knack for winning and keeping all employees in their good graces all the time.
Consider the following skills…
1. Be genuine. In other words, be human. Employees dislike working for managers who are in it to bolster their own egos. Don’t ask staffers to do something you wouldn’t do yourself. Being genuine also means leading with empathy and understanding.
2. Make your employees feel important. Some employees get mired in going through motions if they have minimal contact with their immediate boss. Employees at all levels need to be reminded that their contributions, insights, opinions, and creativity are important to the organization’s success.