Many team leaders and employers worry that showing appreciation and praising other people’s work might make them lose respect. In fact, the opposite is true: Supervisors that value good work are taken more seriously and experience more loyalty, motivation and initiative from their teams. But where should you start?
Talk to them individually
A good boss is always approachable. Try to make time to regularly (for example, every two weeks) sit down with each member of your team and discuss their questions, projects, ideas and achievements. Address problems, but also value good work.
Your team is just as interested in knowing how the company is performing as you are. Show them that you appreciate their contribution and be open and honest about numbers, figures and developments. Your team will be pleased about your consideration and trust and pay you back with motivation and loyalty. You’re all in the same boat after all!