“Dr. Sharkey, as I’m sure you’ve heard, financial experts predict a recession in 2020. Understandably, this sends some employees into a panic. Panic often leads to a loss in productivity or even retention. What can I do to keep my team calm with the predicted recession?”
In every industry, people are looking for an improved employee experience through increased empathy in the workplace. In fact, 93 percent of employees say they are more likely to stay with an empathetic employer.
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Managers work on the front lines with your employees. As part of the lifeblood of your company, they’re often responsible for relaying critical information from executives to their teams. Unfortunately, this relay of information often leads to major employee communication issues, especially during times of conflict.
Finding the right people to build your team takes a good deal of time, effort, and purposeful employee engagement. You have to focus on combining the right personalities to create perfect chemistry. And this must be balanced with simultaneously finding team members with the right skills to turn out the highest quality work possible.
Interaction with an introvert can sometimes lead to a lot of…quietness. By nature, one-third of our population falls into the “introvert” category. Without effective leadership communication and an understanding of what makes introverts thrive, managers might find themselves falling into the belief of the common myth that introverts are timid, neurotic, or disinterested in their work.
The Enneagram, a nine-point personality type system, is used to determine people’s basic personality types. There is an internal structure within each of the nine personalities. That structure is the continuum of behaviors, attitudes, defenses, and motivations. It’s safe to assume, then, that Enneagram types can determine how employees communicate with authoritative figures, especially company leaders.
“Everything is changing, as you know, Dr. Sharkey. What we know as the future of work today could be different tomorrow. This intimidates many of my employees. They fear a robot will take over or a better-trained candidate will move in to claim their role. I’ve heard a lot about lifetime learning mindsets, but I don’t know how to make it a true part of my employees’ experiences. Can you guide me on this?”
Leadership communication is pushed to the back of the ‘urgent’ to-do list more frequently than most want to admit. The complexity of verbal and non-verbal cues, mixed with employees’ vast emotions can be challenging to grasp. Still, the standard of leadership communication is viewed as having general conversations and sending scheduled emails.