You might not notice
it, but you have the tendency to be intimidating to your employees. They won’t
even tell you how they feel because they fear your possible reaction. You might
think that it’s a good thing for them to respect and follow you. However, when
they start to feel intimidated, it’s a different story. It could affect their
work quality and productivity. Therefore, as soon as you realize that you tend
to be intimidating, you need to do something about it.
Always wear a smile
It doesn’t hurt
to wear a smile even under
stressful conditions. Your employees will see it as a sign of optimism. If everyone
is already stressed out, and you still managed to put on a huge smile on your face,
you can inspire your employees to do the same. Besides, when you already face a
tough situation, frowning doesn’t help. You would rather smile through these
You also need to
be cautious with
how you say things. There are times when you mean well, but your employees
take it negatively. They think that you’re angry. They also think that you’re always
disappointed about their performance. It helps if you choose appropriate words
depending on the results that you expect from your employees. Even when you’re
already filled with hatred and anger, you still need to be tactful.
with your employees
You also need to
form a bond with the people you work with. You don’t have to be friends with
all of them, but it helps if you try your best to know them. It’s also a way of
introducing yourself to them. When your employees realize that you’re not as scary
as they thought you are, they will feel less intimidated. Crack jokes when you’re
around them, and don’t be afraid to reveal your true personality. You can still
be lovable and respected even when you show who you are.
down on anyone
Yes, there’s hierarchy
in the workplace. Some employees have a higher post than the others. However,
it doesn’t give you the right to look down on those whom you think are not on
your level. Even the people cleaning the workplace
deserve your respect. Make sure that you give everyone the respect they
deserve. When giving commands, you need to be respectful. You also have to say instructions
in an understandable and respectful manner.
Be willing to
When you conduct
meetings, you have to ensure that everyone gets the chance to speak. Even if
you already have ideas on what you want to happen, it doesn’t mean that you will
already disregard other people’s ideas. You should be willing to listen and
show to everyone that you’re open-minded. You’re only making things worse when
you insist on what you want, and disregard everyone else.
Try your best to
avoid intimidating your employees because you want to earn their trust. You also
want them to feel that you care about them.
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