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How to effectively connect to your employees

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The culture of a contemporary workplace requires leaders to connect with their employees or maximum performance. Many leaders struggle with this concept through an incorrect belief they will be admired and respected automatically. This is not the case in today’s workplaces.

Unlike the builder / traditionalist generation and baby boomers who are very open to respecting those in higher positions Generation X feels respect must be earned. This increases the difficulty in making a strong connection to provide a coherent and cohesive team.

There are four key activities that will increase the connectivity a leader has to the team: (Click on any heading to read more about that point).

  1. Devote a pre-set amount of time to talk to your people daily
  2. Recruit lieutenants
  3. Keep track of how many times you compliment
  4. Make sure they give you the good and bad

By perfecting these activities leader will find a much stronger connection to their employees which will result in higher morale, team member retention, increased quality and higher productivity.

©2014 Max Impact, used with permission.

Resources for creating a winning workplace culture:

Cultural roadmap, a look at the contents of the character within each of us.

Max Impact offers free leadership training and development materials including Cultural Faux Pas and Culture Quizzes

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Books about workplace cultures.

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