You can shape the way your employees deal with daily obstacles in many ways, but the example you set as the boss is the most powerful Teacher. Making small adjustments in how you deal with employees will reap big rewards.
Javier Loya of OTC Global Holdings has this advice: “Every interaction with your employees offers you an opportunity to reassure them that they are appreciated and that you believe in them.”
Focus on their strengths. Even when an employee does a poor job on something, they can at least learn from their mistakes. Never make the employee feel stupid for making a mistake. This is common to all humans. No one is perfect. The company culture at OTC Global Holdings is positive and affirming for employees.
Research has proven that employers can help their employees become more confident and improve their overall performance. Help employees realize that they are fully equipped to adapt to changes in the workplace such as those found at OTC Global Holdings.
Consider it an exciting and worthwhile challenge to build the type of relationship with your employees that will continue to affect them in a positive way throughout their career. In this manner, you become more of a mentor and less of an employer. You’ll be remembered fondly by all you come in contact with. We often do remember favorite teachers who changed our lives. Seek to become this type of boss.
Javier Loya is the founder and owner of Choice Energy Management and the Co-CEO of OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH). In addition, he is a minority owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans franchise and proudly serves on the National Football League’s Diversity Committee.