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Do Your Employees Trust You?

One of the most important things a manager can do is to gain the trust of their employees. Trust is the foundation of a strong working relationship and it leads to increased employee engagement, motivation, and loyalty. So how can you build trust with your team? One way is to show that you trust them. We're not talking "Trust Falls" either. It means avoiding micromanaging and, instead, delegating tasks that give employees ownership over the work they produce. It also means exchanging feedback that is constructive and focused on their personal growth, professional growth, and the growth of the company.

Another way to gain employee trust is to show that you value their skills and experience. Giving them opportunities to share their ideas, offering fair compensation, and showing respect for their time and energy contribute to fostering initiative as well as creative thinking. Employees who feel valued and are acknowledged for their contributions are more likely to trust their manager and feel pride in their work.

Finally, show that you care about your employees as people. Get to know them on a personal level, invest in their development, and show genuine concern for their well-being. When employees feel like they are more than just a position or a number, they are more likely to trust their manager and feel a sense of self-worth. By taking the time to build trust with your team, you create a strong and enduring foundation for success.

To explore how to build trust within your company email me at [email protected] or call me at 337.278.0835.