We put a lot of energy into finding new employee hires that are great cultural fits for our business. We’re dedicated to clear communication, comfort and civility for our team.
A life-affirming workplace is contingent on various dynamics, including how people treat each other. Whether it’s relationships with your internal or external vendors, it’s your job as leader is to protect the pack, both in and out of the company.
Strive to always have customers and vendors treat your employees fairly. If a customer won’t come around, consider firing them. Have your employees’ backs. Don't accept behavior from clients that drains life's energy.
When employees struggle, personally or professionally, work with them from a place of patience and compassion. Help to provide specifics, training and coaching. Operate within ethics and the HR law. Try what is reasonable to help someone succeed.
Support Workplace Empathy
Once, one of our team members was going through a hard time and spent the afternoon working under a desk, in the dark. Instead of reprimanding them for their behavior, I joined this person under the desk with my computer, saying that our company is the “Safest place in the world” to feel extreme emotions. We call a spade a spade, have the hard conversation and encourage employees to get whatever personal and/or professional help is needed, all the while keeping HR boundaries healthy. When attitudes fall off, which can be natural in business, we speak directly to the heart of matters.
Be Privy to Personality Types
Nowadays, Aimclear uses an organized system of one-on-one meetings and full-company trainings to stay in touch with our employees. Anyone can meet with the CEO or founder, simply by asking. We train in DISC assessments and workshops to help better understand interpersonal dynamics and techniques. We push our team, encouraging them to go further outside their professional comfort zone and strive for advancement they may have not yet self visualized. As a leader, I may see a cooler future and deeper advancement for each employee than they might see for themselves.
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