Let us go further in our discussion on the impact of perception on business relationships, specifically employees – employers relationship. Understanding the perceptions of your employees is important for you to get the best out of them.
What are your employees perceptions about the work environment, about the working hours, about the processes, about the hierarchy, etc? Answers to these questions can help you improve on their productivity and the bottom line.
We often assume that a raise is all an employee needs to put in more, it may not be so, all the employee might require may be a flexible working hours or room to be more innovative. You can actually achieve more with the same level of remuneration, if you understand what truly motivates your employees.
It may just be about the management style. The problem in most work environment is that leaders manage subordinates and rarely lead. It was Dwight Eisenhower who said “You don’t lead by hitting people over the head…that’s assault, not leadership.” Grace Murray Hopper said ‘You manage things, you lead people.’
If you truly desire an improved employer-employee relationship, you must therefore invest in finding answers to these questions either by yourself or through a consultant.
Happy Workers Day!