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How Leaders Should Support Employees

Asyma Solutions Posted by Keith Greeno
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Posted on May 25, 2016 at 2:18 PM

One of the most integral aspects of proper business functioning is good leadership. For an effective working environment, you should develop leadership skills and encourage company leaders to "get behind" their people. It's important to know how leaders should support employees.

If you can accomplish this, accomplishing organizational change and stimulating creativity and engagement in your workforce will be far easier.

Also, keeping up with a constantly evolving business landscape won't be as difficult when you recognize and execute the functions of leadership.

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Change is hard, and employees may resist. Successful change, however, can only happen if your employees are on board and ready for the change. It's imperative that team leaders consistently create a positive environment. They can do so by acting as a role model – it's hard to be positive when your leader isn't positive – and keeping the lines of communication open. This could include organizing feedback and coaching sessions, and, most importantly, truly listening to questions and concerns. Remember: without your employees, you essentially don't have a business. Show them the respect they deserve by guiding them through a change with strong leadership.

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There are different leadership styles, and not every style is appropriate or successful for every leader.

Here are some styles of administration management that, when implemented in the right situation, will translate to business success:

Transformational Leadership

Transformational leadership is when managerial members act as role models. Good transformational leaders can inspire employees and actively engage them in the project, which can lead to employees taking greater ownership and showing more pride in their work. A transformational leader understands the strengths and weaknesses of their "followers" and assigns tasks accordingly.

how leaders should support employeesParticipative Leadership

Participative leadership is a leadership style that encourages employee input on company decisions. Sometimes known as participatory leadership, it often involves a more democratic managerial style, where employees are given the information they need to make an informed decision and then allowed to vote on the matter.

Coaching Leadership

This leadership style is useful for boosting morale, which is essential for organizational change. Leaders who use coaching leadership work to recognize and improve employees' individual strengths and advance their skills by offering one-on-one as well as group training sessions. Throughout an organizational change, a coaching leader makes him/herself available for guidance whenever necessary.

Of course, you can have the best leaders in the world and it won't matter if you don't hire the right people. In addition, organizational change can't be successful if you don't include activities such as defining a budget, documenting meetings, assigning employee roles, and the like.

These things, combined with offering good leadership, are the keys to successfully implementing change.

Want more information about being a good leader or implementing a change in your organization? Contact Asyma Solutions today.

Topics: Productivity

Keith Greeno
Written by Keith Greeno

Keith is the co-founder and president of Asyma Solutions Ltd. Keith practiced with a public accounting firm for over 25 years where he developed an extensive knowledge of effective management processes and system design. Since then Keith has focused on consulting in business analysis, system design/analysis, training, implementation, software installation and project management.