Building A Positive Perception of Your Leadership Team Can Improve Productivity
THE MOST EFFECTIVE LEADERS inspire their teams by building a positive image and trust within their organization. Positive perceptions of leadership can support improved productivity, morale, culture, and retention. But how can leaders who may not interact with front line employees communicate effectively and build a strong image internally? Consider the following tips to improve employee perceptions of your leadership team:
1. Be open and transparent
Transparent communication with employees will help them feel invested in the final outcome of hard decisions. If your company needs to make a tough call, such as laying employees off or cutting hours, communicate the reasons behind your decision and address concerns as openly as you can.
2. Plan for leadership transitions
Frequent changes in leadership roles can leave employees feeling worried about the organization’s stability. Invest in succession planning and executive onboarding to reduce employee confusion and boost morale during transitions.
3. Hold leaders accountable
Leaders who hold peers accountable for poor performance or behavior set a high standard for employees to follow. Set expectations with your management and address issues directly to create a positive work culture.
Leadership is a skill that needs to be developed and cultivated just like any other. Executive team coaching and individual leadership coaching offers benefits for executives of all experience levels.
Hawaii Employers Council (HEC) provides executive leadership and team coaching, and managerial training courses to help Hawaii organizations thrive. To learn more and how your company can benefit from HEC membership, contact Lori Fukumae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Traci Manalani, Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Hawaii Employers Council
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