It’s no easy feat to become a C-suite executive. As you know, a lot of hard work and dedication goes into achieving that level of success. However, with that level of success, comes a great deal of responsibility. All of your actions have a ripple effect on the people working within the organization.
By doing these 3 simple gestures, as a C-suite executive, you can have a meaningful impact on your employees.
Saying hello sounds like an obvious no-brainer, but when you’re busy, it’s easy to forget the niceties. However, remembering to acknowledge your staff and greet them every day, will make them feel engaged with you. And engaged employees feel more motivated to work towards making the business a success.
Your employees don’t want secrets and avoidance behavior. They want transparency and sincerity from their leaders. By being open and accessible to your employees, you can build trust and loyalty.
Having an open line of communication is a great way to share goals, progress, and performance metrics with your employees. Encourage them to ask questions and bring up issues. Even if it means that you have to share bad news, employees will be more understanding and accepting when the information is presented honestly.
Prioritizing work-life balance is a great way to help you and your employees avoid burnout. While this can be a challenging task, when you start modeling a healthier behavior, you give your staff permission to do the same. So, remember to work reasonable hours and find interests outside of work.
Employees frequently choose to follow in their leader’s footsteps. So, as a C-suite executive, be engaged in the entire process. And you will find the entire company improves from within.
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