Some people are natural-born leaders, and others work hard to become a boss that their employees respect and like. Unfortunately, there are also the leaders that destroy employee morale, create a hostile work environment, or don’t delegate enough, leading to burn-out in themselves and a sense of distrust with their teams. With these three tips, you can learn how to be a better boss in the workplace that your employees need.
1. Don’t have meetings that could be emails
Few things are worse than a short, useless meeting that has pulled everybody from their desks and out of whatever zone they were in to say something that should’ve been sent in an email. You can determine if a meeting should be an email or continue on as a meeting using this guideline.
2. Make time for fun
Fun outside of the workplace is important. It allows employees to build stronger relationships at work, creating a better environment for teamwork. Fun inside the workplace is just as important though. Margarita Fridays may not be your style, but maybe providing lunch for your employees once a month, or a mid-day outing with the team would let them cut loose, enjoy each other, and return to work re-motivated.
3. Let someone else be in charge
If you have an employee whose judgment and work ethic you trust, try handing him or her the reins for a project. Not only are you instilling more confidence and skills into this person, but you’re relieving yourself of one more thing to do. It’s a great learning opportunity for everyone, and it shows that you’re willing to let someone else lead.
Sure, a lot more goes into being a great leader than doing the things listed above, but implementing these tips is sure to win you some bonus points from your employees and some free time on your end.