Create a collaborative workplace
A strong company takes advantage of the unique strengths of each member of the team. Companies where employees collaborate, or work together, on ideas, products, marketing efforts and more tend to be more efficient and more powerful because they tap into the strengths of the group, not just its leader. The goal is for every employee to feel like he or she has an important role to play in the business’s success and its growth. Delegation, or the act of assigning specific tasks to others to complete, is another important way to ensure a collaborative and efficient business. By dividing and conquering business tasks, you help your employees feel like a more important part of the business and you free yourself up to focus on leadership tasks that you may be best qualified to take on, like planning and sales.
Another important aspect of creating a collaborative work environment is to request regular feedback from your staff about your performance as a leader. This could be through a questionnaire passed out twice a year, a box where employees can leave notes of suggestion or appreciation or through discussions or check-ins. Ask about the aspects of your leadership employees most appreciate and whether there is anything you can do better. Although it can be difficult to hear feedback like this about yourself, it will help you continually improve and it will show your staff that you are dedicated to being a strong and thoughtful leader.