Getting to know your employees is one of the smartest things you can do when you’re a business owner.
You want your employees to stay with you for the long run. You want them to stay loyal, work hard, and even become brand ambassadors for your business. However, to do that, you need to get to know them. Below, you’ll find out why:
Let Them Know You Care
The first reason you want to get to know your employees is so that you can make it clear to them you care. You can do this by remembering things they told you and asking about them later on, and even just remembering their names and using it. If they tell you they have a dog, ask how their dog is. Taking an interest in them will make them feel good about working for you.
Find Ways To Help Them
When you know your employees better, you should be able to find ways to help them. For example, you can stop any conflict in the office, provide better equipment, and help them in other ways. The more you find ways to help them, even outside of work, the harder they will work for you. This creates loyalty, and it ensures they are not stressed out in the workplace.
Finding ways to motivate your team can be tough, but getting to know them will help you. Psychology could play a big part in this – the infographic below can tell you more.
Infographic credit: USC