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Don’t be the boss that talks too much

As a boss it is often difficult to find the right balance, especially when it comes to communication. After all, you don't want to keep your employees from working but at the same time you also want to make sure that all of them are on board and are well informed. But how do you find a middle ground? Here are a few tips:

The most important rule is that if, for example, employees are working under great pressure on solving a problem or completing an important document, they should not be interrupted. Most things are not that important that they cannot wait a few hours until the other task is completed.

To make sure that every employee feels heard and understood, monthly one-on-ones can be introduced, in which you the personal development of your employees is in focus. As a manager, taking the time to communicate with employees improves the corporate culture as well as their motivation and sense of belonging. Two things are important to watch out for: Communication also means listening, not just talking, so listen attentively when employees bring complaints and worries to you.

Secondly, it is important that there are follow-ups after your conversations. If your employees notice that their feedback does not have any effect on your behaviour, they will no longer bother to tell you about their problems.

This, by the way, is also true for all your other stakeholders.

If you want to learn how to communicate more effectively, visit our workshop "Successful Communication".