When someone begins working for you, they are also choosing to place their faith in you.
They are willing to devote their time (whether all or a portion of their work hours) to making your idea a reality.
Your employees taking a bit of themselves and committing to you deserves nothing less than you doing the same.
Business owners—much like politicians—get a terrible record when it comes to honesty. They are frequently viewed as the face of the firm who must maintain a cheerful demeanour even when things are going poorly, and workers are generally the last to know.
This will eventually come back to haunt you.
Business is tough. There is a lot of rivalry and unpredictability involved with any industry.
As a leader, you must be fully, 100 percent, entirely forthright about all events, positive or negative.
As a leader, your staff rely on you to establish their own morals and standards. They will treat you as you treat them, and if you are not transparent, neither will they be. If your staff feel they cannot be truthful with you, you will soon be putting out extremely large flames.
Sincerity should permeate all aspect of your company’s communication on a daily basis, not just when major events occur, such as when your business declares bankruptcy.
Your workers are investing so much of themselves in your vision that you owe it to them to keep them apprised of what’s happening with a significant aspect of their lives: their jobs.
And in exchange, they will tell you the truth, whether it’s about the new logo, their burnout, or the direction the firm is headed. Take the time to speak privately with your staff and listen to their input.
One-on-ones, in particular, have had a tremendous impact on our society, and there is not enough here here to convey how crucial it is to have them in a nonjudgmental, open manner.
If you establish a culture of openness and frequent communication in your organisation, you will be able to identify potential issues before they arise, because no one will be holding back.