19 May Mental Health Workplace Tip for Managers
Do you feel your employees share important information with you, or do you think they withhold it?
While we may expect employees to share important information, whether personal or professional experiences, that affect their work and productivity, they most likely don’t feel comfortable doing so. This could be a result of many things, but some of the common ones include:
- Lack of trust
- Lack of opportunity (are you available to talk to?)
- Fear of repercussions (will sharing directly impact their job?)
And lastly, they aren’t required to.
If you want your employees to share challenges and opportunities openly with you, you need to give them the space and time to build trust. Doing so will positively affect everyone’s mental health and interpersonal relationships.
Consistent one-on-ones are the perfect way to establish trust and build better relationships with your employees and team. Use these guiding questions to get started with consistent one-on-ones with your team today.