It is often believed that emotion has no place in the professional world, but it is a claim that can easily be challenged by employers who need to make sure that their employees are working with not just diligence and passion, but also in line with the rules set by the organization and by standard human behavior.
It can be difficult to converse with an adult about his/her hygiene or personal problems for you, especially if the age difference between you two is not considerably high. That being said, there are certain ways you can make these important conversations easy for yourself, which shall be highlighted in this article.
1. Be Approachable
Suppose that an employee of yours takes a lot of days off without informing you, and is fully aware of the workplace policy of deducting from the sum of salary depending on the number of voluntary days taken off. It saves your organization some money, but it also affects your work environment because every worker inside a firm contributes to its success in the long run.
Being an approachable figure, and not someone the employee is too scared to talk to because of the chances of instantly getting fired might help you understand the reason for such behavior, and can lead to the two of you working together for a practical solution to deal with the problem.
2. Avoid Getting Personal
Emotions can be understood with professionalism, which means that there is no need to talk to the employee in very personal tone. Most organizations have human resource policies which can be referred to anytime you as an employee feel the need to talk to your underling.
Getting personal seems to solve a lot of issues in contemporary society, but it is still a no in the workplace because it can put the employer in a really uncomfortable position. Only go as deep into the problem as you need to for the sake of the organization, so that any possibilities of unwanted discrimination or interference are instantly removed.
3. Be Coherent
Beating about the bush is not something employers expect out of you because you are the boss at the end of the day. What this means that it is important for you to get straight to the point (without being demeaning of course) and inform the employee the exact reason for the meeting being called.
You need to make it certain that you are not very intimidating as an employer otherwise the employee will have this natural insecurity with working with you to reach a solution for the disciplinary/personal problem at hand.
4. Show Expectations
“I know you can do it” is a sentence that can work like charm on even the most disliked employee around the workplace, because piling in your faith into a worker acts as a massive boost of self-esteem for him/her.
Any individual who is entrusted with expectations will think twice before doing something that will lead to distrust. And that is exactly the kind of coordination you need with your employees to build a work environment that stands out!
Posted by Randy Blakeslee – GetnSocial