Building Trust With Employees
Employees want to trust their manager because it allows them to grow and contribute to the success of the company. Stephen Covey expresses the importance of an “emotional bank account.” Either your account is loaded or barely meeting the minimum. A well-funded emotional bank account allows you to be human and make mistakes because you have built trust with your staff.
There are other skills you need to manage employees, though your employee’s trust is a key component to your success as a manager.
“Top Tips for Managing People” on Australian Institute of Management’s website, provides 5 steps to the “art of people management.”
The art of people management is just that, an art. That’s not to say you can’t learn how to be a great people manager, and there are certain traits that almost everyone would agree need to be present for someone to managing others effectively.
We are all the same…feel more comfortable, open and loyal to the people we trust. How do you feel when you are around a person you trust? This is key to a strong and healthy working relationship.