Leadership Coaching: 3 Strategies To Regain The Confidence Of Employees

July 4, 2012 by  Filed under: Management 

Win Back The Confidence Of Your Employees

Economy is slowing down, which consequently retards the progress of businesses. When access to monetary reserves is limited, industries tend to falter. A lot even fail. What do faltering and stagnating companies need to do? All sectors within the business are uncertain, including employees. A main resource of a business is its employees, that’s why industries have to focus on reassuring their workforce during times of economic crisis. Being in executive leadership, how do you regain the confidence of your employees? These times are quite shaky, and workers in your company might become unfocused. It’s a chaotic situation wherein many people, especially employees, are uncertain about their future. In the hands of executive leadership and the management rest the careers, the income, and the retirement plans of employees. A primary concern of organizations is to therefore win back the confidence of their employees. An organization truly benefits from motivated and optimally productive employees who feel secure and are engaged in their jobs.

Motivate Employees In Times Of Financial Crisis

How do you create a motivated workforce which is in excellent shape to contribute their time, skills and effort for the success of your business? Here are some tips:

  1. Paint a picture of hope in your employees’ minds. Cultivate an awareness and hope among your employees that the time of crisis will pass, although it might take time. Encourage them to join the management in conserving and maximizing company resources to boost the business. You need to hang in there and work together to make the business grow, stabilize and move forward.
  2. Be wary of arrogance or any hierarchical display. Deception and fraud cannot really be concealed. Somehow, your employees will smell it. If there had been lapses on the part of the management concerning this, then those in leadership should clarify issues or make amends when necessary. The company is always important, but employees should be made to feel that they are valuable. Leadership in the organization should reassure employees that their interests are always considered.
  3. What were the usual strategies and approaches used in your company? Meetings, lunches, celebrations and plaques? They might have been the common tradition or culture in the workplace. How about perking up the business by applying new strategies? Use modern strategies to boost your business. Keep up with the trends in your industry, especially when it comes to technology and the tricks of the trade. Fitting in and finding your rightful place in the modern world will reassure your employees that your business is stable and moving in accordance with the waves. This way, you can safely sail to the harbor than drown in the midst of uncertain times.

By the way, do you want to learn more about leadership in your company? If so, download your FREE ebook here: Guide to Elegant Courage Leadership

Jodi and Mike specialize in executive coaching with individuals and teams. http://lighthouse-leadership.com

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