Leaders have the ability to impact their employees’ actions and attitudes far beyond work.
Providing a welcoming and supportive environment, fostering a positive culture, creates better employees and community members. Happier people are more apt to be positive outside of work as well. Perhaps your employees are helping their neighbors or volunteering or seeing things from a different perspective.
“If we can create better environments for our team members, we can impact the quality of their life and in turn impact how they interact with others.” – Dr. Tracey Danner-Odenwelder, Senior Leadership Consultant at RCSN Leadership Services.
It’s pretty simple: positive stuff overflows outside of work. Collectively as a global society if we had a little more empathy – took time to break bread and get to know people – the more we do things like that – the more we might have a different kind of world.
Work is a big part of who we are but it’s only a part; if you get to know the whole person then you have a better chance of retaining people and having a positive impact on your company.
What Does the Future Hold?
We may never go back to the way things were, with watercooler banter and casual meetings between coworkers in the hallway. But we must continue to find ways to improve our employee’s wellbeing and company culture in order to thrive.
“Employers have a great opportunity to be flexible and win employee loyalty as we move into 2021.” – Dr. Tracey Danner-Odenwelder, Senior Leadership Consultant at RCSN Leadership Services.
Working from home creates opportunities to be flexible and clear on boundaries. When setting expectations and goals you need to also look at how you are developing your team and encouraging teamwork.
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