As a manager or a business owner, there are an overbearing amount of tasks and responsibilities that never seem to end. In most cases we see many managers having to micromanage or babysit their employees in order to make sure that they are doing their jobs, and doing them competently. You think to yourself, “surely they know how to take initiatives in their own lives, why can’t they do this here?”. Well you’re not alone, there has to be a way to trust your employees without a utilitarian approach.
Responsible Employee Characteristics
There are a few traits that signify an employee is responsible and accountable for their actions within a work place. These traits are a great indicator to see if your environment is a nurturing one. A few of these traits include a great attitude, yes it is cliché, but it is necessary. No one wants to be around someone negative and their work will reflect that. A proactive employee is a great employee, they want to go the extra mile and expand their horizons, as well as a team player. They’re loyal employees, which respect their co-workers as well as the environment that they work in.
Creating Employee Responsibility
Creating employee responsibility involves appreciating the employee and creating a supportive environment for them to grow. By creating a reward system, you’re giving incentive for employees to be more responsible. By allowing employees to make their own decisions, they feel trusted and valued, but always create a feeling of being able to come to you for help. No one likes to be yelled at and humiliated, take a stern approach to them, but don’t make them feel afraid to fail. Rather guide them through correcting mistakes. Never underestimate the power of open and honest communication, listen to your employees and speak to them with respect. Building a relationship brings a sense of trust and acceptance to the work dynamic. An engaging conversation with feedback and empathy will create a culture of understanding and growth.
Many organisations and business are placing greater focus on their employees and their role within the business. By looking after your employees and allowing them to grow offers such great value to your business that your consumers will take notice and the quality of work will improve. It takes active steps to create responsible employees and a supportive corporate culture, and it is important to realise that change does not happen overnight. Flexible Workspace offers a work space that suits you and your company needs by providing the business environment that works best for your business.
By Brad Porter