Entrepreneurship goes beyond buying and selling. A large part of starting a business is managing a group of people who share the same vision, known as "staff." Except you're willing to bear the burden of building your software application, marketing your product to your target audience, keeping tabs on the financials, and talking to customers as a customer care representative.
It is difficult to multitask to get maximum results usually. Hence, it's important to understand how to lead your team properly. Beyond the interaction between you and your customers, the remnant part of your business proration and engagement will be with your staff. In negotiations, pivoting discussions, general staff meetings, and casual office/work discussions.
Being a good leader encompasses several makeups of leadership skills and people skills. Human beings are generally enticed to follow you willingly rather than when you attempt to force them into being followers. History has proven that all dictators will get dethroned soon.
The key to developing a cogent relationship with your staff or team members is by developing sweet chemistry with them. Likewise, as a team member or staff, one of the ways you can impact the growth of your organization is by developing chemistry and adapting to the personality of your boss while maintaining your true self and integrity. As the leader of a company, you must connect with your staff. Sadly, some leaders do little to connect with the people who work for them. Do you know why doctors listen to the heartbeat of their patients with a stethoscope? It is because they want to ascertain the severity of your heart condition hence, administer a good diagnosis. Develop a mechanism to find out the heartbeat of your staff. This may mean, paying attention to their needs in both formal and informal settings. Are they happy with the people culture in the workplace? Do they need a raise in their salary? Do they need more gadgets to efficiently carry out their responsibilities in the workplace?
Furthermore, you can pay attention to their issues as they subtly mention them while you're having lunch, or having a casual discussion after work hours. You can ask your staff some questions to enable you to uncover some interesting information about them.
Do you know what makes your staff feel fulfilled? What about the things that make them feel happy?
Although your staff work for you, they have their dreams and aspirations. You can connect with them via these things. Your staff desire to see you as more than just a boss, they want to connect with you on a deeper level. Most leaders are wary of this. They mask their empathic nature in a bid to avoid being vulnerable to their staff. Building the enthusiasm and drive of your staff may be a little difficult but it’s achievable. It is easier to work and be with someone if you both share the same level of enthusiasm.
You can spend a lot of hours discussing certain business deals because you enjoy it. If you can catch the enthusiasm of your staff, you’ll not only enjoy working with them but, the company will grow, there will be no toxicity in the workplace and the experience will be a generally pleasant one.
If you don't work remotely, connect with the interest of your staff. What are the pet project and activities your staff enjoy after work? If your staff enjoys playing pool after work, you can at least learn about the game or pick up the game. If they enjoy playing FIFA, you can pick up the game with your staff after work. During this leisure time, you can build stronger bonds with your team which will impact greatly the efficiency of your project. Likewise, as staff, most leaders are isolated because they are always overwhelmed with the vision, drive, and growth of the company.
They are isolated and lack genuine connection with their staff. You can get to know the interest of your boss and build a relationship with them.