7 tips for managers:
You are responsible for the culture in your company and can influence it, for example by designing meetings accordingly.
Through your behaviour, you show what is allowed and what is not. The best example of this was during the Corona pandemic: Some politicians and managers had taken advantage while expecting restraint from the population. They were rightly discredited for this.
Approach them, ask them how they are doing – and do so with honest interest.
Ask people for feedback, and especially when something didn’t go as you hoped. It may be hardest in these situations, but you will learn the most.
As a leader, you shouldn’t be afraid of revealing too much about yourself or of someone stealing your thunder. On the contrary, the more you share and the more you encourage your employees, the better off everyone will be.
These allow employees to share their opinions honestly without you already dictating to them. Allow for opinions that you may not be comfortable with, as this is the only way to get a complete picture of a situation.
Once you know people and have established a relationship with them, tensions are reduced. This is not about team outings that only have a short-term effect, but really knowing the other people so that you also better understand why someone acts accordingly in a situation.
“Safety means responding constructively to errors,” says Ammann. This is also becoming increasingly important in view of the new generation. Because the young in particular demand psychological security and don’t want to work in companies with a culture of fear. So if you want to recruit the talent of tomorrow, psychological safety is essential.
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