Treat your team with respect
Your employees aren’t a box of printer paper. You can’t just head over to Office Max and buy a new one. Employees are an investment. You’ve probably spent a lot of time training and shaping your employees, so treat them like the amazing resource they are. If you give respect, you’ll get respect, and that makes both parties feel valued.
Be quick to show praise
Managers are generally pretty quick to point out when work is less than stellar. Make sure your appreciation is free-flowing when there’s a job well done. Praise can go a long way to encourage an employee and turn them into the all-star you know they can be.
When a task is given, allow the team to figure out the best way to accomplish it. Be available to advise, but if you want innovation and creative thinking to occur, stay out of the way. Allowing your employees to make their own decisions will help them develop as professionals.
If you want your team to come together as one, you have to encourage collaboration. Lead by example and show your team what it looks like to have each other’s backs. Always stress the importance of helping each other out, and you’ll have a team that loves their workplace and the people in it.