Ways to Keep Kind and Stay Strong when Running Your Business

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ways to Keep Kind and Stay Strong when Running Your Business

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Tuesday, October 27, 2020

We have all experienced a toxic workplace. Have you worked for a caring boss that ran a weak business that was crumbling? Maybe you have worked for a thriving business with a boss with poor empathy and compassion towards its employees. Either situation is not ideal. There are steps you can take to maintain a well functioning business model and a happy environment for your employees. 

Connection.

Having a great connection with your employees means stronger moral and can also improve productivity. How many positions have you held without a boss even knowing your last name? Your position may have held some great perks, but without that solid connection and communication with your boss, your time at work may have been miserable. Employees can thrive better in a positive workplace and having a connection with the boss may make them feel more important and valued as an employee. This not only encourages you to be kind to your employees, but in turn strengthens the business as a whole.

How to connect?

Connecting with your employees is easier said than done. Below are a few ideas to get you started on a closer relationship with your employees.

Notice of Authority

First things first, sit down with your employees one by one (if possible) and explain your duties as their employer. Often times employees are led to believe they are doing all the heavy work and bridging this gap between employer and employee can create a great basis for a relationship of kindness and strength.

Notice of Vision

Discuss your visions for the company, your visions for your own position as boss, and the visions you have for your employee. Ask them questions about their life and what their individual goals are inside and outside the company. Create a workplace where they can feel comfortable coming to you with ideas that fall within your vision. 

Notice of Compassion

Lastly, compassion may or may not come easily to you. It may be a daily practice or you may not have to think about it at all. If you are honest and upfront that you would like to strengthen the business and include compassion and kindness in the business model, you can create and even deeper connection between you and your employees.