The best way to instill good values and good work morals in your employees is to lead your team by example
As people and indeed as moms, we are often required to set an example to our team and others on an almost daily basis. The prime example of this would be with our children; they have us as their first ever role model, so it’s vital that we pave the way for them with good morals and good decisions. But if you are a working mom who also runs her own business, this responsibility to set a good example does not just end with your children. It is also something that you may need to bring into the workplace, in order to teach your employees certain lessons and to give them an example by which they follow. It doesn’t matter if you gave all your staff a basic list of rules, guidelines or procedures to adhere to when they first arrived at your company – chances are these went in one ear and out the other anyway! No, the best way to instill good values and good work morals in your employees is to lead by example. When you are the boss, they will look up to you, so use that power wisely.The best way to instill good values and good work morals in your employees is to lead by example. Click To Tweet
It’s all well and good having a strict dress code for your staff – shirts, ties, suits, smart shoes etc. But if you roll into the office with a half open shirt, a pair of jeans and shoes that definitely don’t constitute ‘smart’, you may need to consider how that looks to an outsider. Of course, we all have those days where regular work attire just isn’t practical – maybe you are not even meant to BE in the office that day as you’re busy ferrying the kids from one place to another. But on the whole, you need to adhere to the same standards of dress as you expect your staff too. It’s easy for them to slack off with dress code formalities over time, so if you see any standards slipping, send out a gentle reminder.
You can’t expect your business to grow and prosper if your team are all working independently of each other. Sure, some of them may think that marketing can work in a completely separate manner to sales – but this is a risky route to go down. Make a point of mingling with everyone in the office as this encourages others to do the same. You could also end up with good employee satisfaction this way, similar to AlgaeCal employee reviews, as people will enjoy the ‘team effort’ aspect of the workplace.
This is the one thing many of us have trouble with in the workplace – even in our whole lives, sometimes! As difficult as it can be to juggling everything you need to do in one day, make sure you lead by example to your team by staying as organized as you can be. Schedule all your meetings in on your shared calendar so they know when you are free and when you are otherwise engaged. This will inspire them to put their own availability on the same calendar and you will end up with a much more self-sufficient workplace.