The first thing that you should do is help them when they need it. If you notice that your employees or an employee specifically is struggling with a task and you have the time, help them. We know that you have your own stuff to do, and we know that you are very busy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make time to help those who work for you. It can sometimes feel as though the boss is extremely detached from the workings of the office, and you don’t want this kind of reputation. You want the reputation of helping people when they need it, and being understanding.
Mistakes happen, we’re sure even you make mistakes. Instead of getting angry, help to fix it. Sure, there are times when it warrants getting mad at one of your employees, but it’s done and needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Throw your hands in and get to it with them.
Get Them A Gift
You might want to consider getting them a gift to show your appreciation. You can either get this as a team gift or something for each person. If you’re going for the team idea, then you can look into something like personalized bricks, pavers, and tiles. Even though this might seem like an odd idea, it’s a kind of way of immortalizing the team. They can keep it in their department, and it will help to unite them.
Or, if you want to go for something individual for everyone, you want something smaller. It doesn’t have to be anything massive, just something that comes with a thank you note for all the hard work they do for you. You never know how much this is going to be appreciated until you do it.
Open Door Policy
Finally, have an open-door policy. You don’t want your employees to be struggling with personal issues or work issues and feel alone. Not only is this going to impact their performance, but their mental health. You need to care about your employees enough to talk to them if something is going wrong in their lives at any stage. You might not be able to help, but at least you are aware of the problem and can help in any way you can. It means the world to people to know that their boss isn’t against them, so just let them know.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see how you can prove to your employees that they are important to you.