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How to Build Confidence Among Your Employees

Mark John



How to Build Confidence Among Your Employees

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No matter who you are, whether you are a businesses owner or you are an employee, you know a worker who has low confidence about what they do at work. Whether they are con-stantly being called out for poor results by one superior when all the rest think it’s fine, or they struggle with focusing, all workplaces have that one person on your team that seems to have drawn the short straw and can never seem to do much right.

Alternatively, there might be a worker who constantly has the attention of the bosses and is always rewarded and loved wherever they go, which needless to say, cripples the confidence of the rest of the team.

There is a balance between making your workers feel demoralized and making one seem out-rageously spoilt. Needless to say, this is a difficult act to perfect, and equal treatment to one might not feel like equal treatment to another. Some workers want equity and others want equality. This makes ‘being fair’ a very tricky thing to get right. Here are some of the easiest ways to build confidence among employees of all backgrounds and attitudes.

#1 Training in job roles and equipment usage

Training your staff is an obvious necessity for your business. However, the goal should be hav-ing them trained until they are fully confident in what they are doing, and not just good enough to pass an exam. This might well mean that they spend longer on training, but, it can be a great way to make sure that they know exactly what they need to, so that they can feel very confident in their work and whatever equipment they are using.

This is especially important in a manufacturing environment where there is also important safe-ty considerations as well, so, whether it is a panel mover or a top of the range piece of equip-ment like a conveyor from Fluent Conveyors, your workers need to be ready for whatever comes their way. This means that not only will they pass their training with flying colors, but they will also make a good impression with their managers, too.

#2 Stopping bullying and other immature behavior

Bullying is unfortunately one of the many things that bosses have to put right in workplaces. It can be easy to forget that bullying is not just something that children do, and that sometimes such vile behavior occurs into adulthood. However, there are many ways to get rid of bullying in the workplace. One way is through having a no-tolerance policy. Depending on your style of managing, you can have it as a strike-like format, where you can have a certain number of warnings before the bully is out of the job.

There are many other ways around this, but this is the most popular approach, in both the workplace and in schools. It might sound a bit harsh to mete out punishments for children on adults, but if their behavior mimics something that would be found in the playground in ele-mentary school, it should never be tolerated in the workplace, especially not towards other hardworking employees.

SEE ALSO: How Can I Improve Workplace Culture? A Manager’s Guide

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