Authenticity & Transparency with Employee Relations

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Authenticity & Transparency with Employee Relations

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Today’s leader is one who is authentic and transparent in both words and
actions. Organizations function better in an ethical and open environment due
to greater trust, better work relationships, higher morale and increased
engagement. It is up to the leader to promote authenticity & transparency
with all your employees.

  1. Announce all changes and
    proposed actions in a timely manner. Do not keep secrets. Your employees
    are the backbone of your business and deserve to know about all essential
    developments.
  2. Set up judgement free
    sessions in which you promote candid conversations with and between
    employees. Use conflict resolution skills such as active listening,
    empathy development and emotion management to promote authentic speech. Do
    not give up if employees are hesitant to speak up in beginning sessions.
    Everyone will become more comfortable after awhile.
  3. Check in often with your
    workers to find out what concerns they have. If you suspect they are
    reluctant to tell you face-to-face, allow them to write their comments and
    submit them anonymously.
  4. Be honest in your
    conversations and open about your actions. Your employees will respect you
    and imitate your behavior.
  5. Avoid all appearances of
    secret keeping. Leave your office door open as much as possible, always be
    open to talking with everyone and avoid negative body language such as
    crossing your arms or turning your body away from your audience.
  6. Don’t just tell employees
    about your decisions. Go a step further and tell them why you chose a
    particular path. This type of revelation reassures staff that you trust
    them and they can trust you.
  7. Increase the physical
    openness of the environment. Institute open work spaces where everyone
    operates in view of everyone else. This not only promotes transparency, it
    encourages more teamwork and fosters better communication.

It is not too late to change the culture of your company. Start with the
aforementioned tips to bring more openness and, therefore, more success to the
business you manage.