How to Bridge the Gap with Employees
Employees are the lifeline of businesses small and large. Without them, companies wouldn’t be able to survive and thrive.
That’s why at MASSolutions, through B2E marketing, we’ve placed an emphasis on the need for companies to effectively communicate with their employees in order to create and nurture a positive and mutually-beneficial work environment.
I’m sure we can all agree that at some point in our careers, we’ve seen workplace problems rise to the surface due to a lack of communication between leadership and employees which ultimately leads to ambiguity.
In any and all organizations, leaders should be the most effective communicators.
They need to lead by example and open those necessary lines of communication with their employees to articulate the company’s mission and values and the information they need to succeed.
So, how do leaders bridge the gap with employees? Here are a couple of examples.
How to effectively communicate with employees
Imagine for a second that you see someone in the deep-end of the pool struggling to keep their head above water.
They’re frantically treading water to stay afloat and the lifeguard takes notice and throws them a life preserver ring to help them regain their composure and swim to safety.
The same notion applies to leadership and employee communication.
As a leader, you need to act as the lifeguard to spur on the interpersonal communication that’s necessary to facilitate productive and efficient collaborations.
Bridging the Leadership & Employee Gap
You need to empower your employees to go outside of their comfort zones to learn and grow both personally and professionally.
The problem is, is that employees commonly don’t know how to identify expertise outside of their work domains.
That’s why it’s important for leaders to connect their employees to people and experiences that can spur on growth.
At the end of the day, the goal is to break down the barriers that we’ve created for our employees.
When an employee feels like their trapped in a silo, not only does it stifle their creativity, but it makes them want to break out and find a new opportunity outside of your organization.
Effective leaders should work side-by-side with their employees and provide them with the necessary tools they need to knock down these walls and broaden their views and opportunities.
At the core of all of this change is collaborative communication so that leaders can understand what exactly their employees need to succeed and effectively act on that information.