Engaged employees are essential to a manager’s success. Without subordinates who care about, participate in, and take ownership over the work, even the best boss will flounder. Here are three ways to win your employee’s engagement:
- Be modest. Share both your mistakes and your successes. Subordinates will see that you’re both human and don’t have anything to prove.
- Show that you’re listening. People tune in to body language. Manage where you look and what you do with your hands so that employees know you’re paying attention.
- Don’t have all the answers. Managers should catalyze problem solving. Be willing to admit that you don’t know what the answer is and invite your team to toss around ideas.