How to earn respect from your employees? In leading and managing any business organization, money and financial profits aren’t only the important things that should be earned by an employer or business owner. Respect is one more important thing that every business leader and manager must gain to achieve business and organizational stability. If you think that your workers and employees are not showing and giving you enough respect, the following important tips and steps will help you regain and earn a lot of respect from them.
To earn respect, you need to pay respect
You must understand that earning something doesn’t happen instantly. Every earnings in the world comes from spending and investing. Thus, you also need to invest respect to earn respect. You need to pay your employees the due respect for them, so that they will also give you the due respect for you. It is a golden rule that many people don’t follow.
Know the kind of respect you’re giving
Most managers and employers are perhaps showing respect. But are they real? There have been many signs of respect anyone can show to other people. However, everyone should remember that these are only signs and not the respect itself. Thus, it’s very important that we do not only show signs of respect, but also give the real respect itself to our subordinates. The respect one should give to other people should be true and pure. It is the kind of respect that is perceived not only by the receiver’s eyes, but also by his mind, heart and soul.
Give every respect that you can
A good employer always finds opportunities to make his employees happy, motivated and productive. Giving respect that touches his people’s lives is one thing that he also loves to do. These kinds of respects that he is giving include the following:
- Respect of the employees’ privilege to develop more professionally, personally and financially
- Respect of the employees’ right to safe and healthy working environment
- Respect of the employee’ right to stay in a reputable environment and organization with integrity
- Respect of privacy
- Respect of individuality (e.g., being a female or a male)
- And many more
Pay more than respect
Finally, earning the respect from your employees doesn’t only achieved by paying them the due respect for them. Managers and employers should also invest and pay more than respect. They should also pay their employees important things, such as attention, care, love, kindness, compassion and money. These things can be represented by giving them time, talk, recognition, answers, helps, and bonuses.
If you will invest and give your employees the pure respect that are worth for them, and if you will further pay them more than just respect, like paying attention, there is a good news that might happen to you and to your organization as a whole. You will find them giving you the respect you need to be an inspired employer, leader and manager. You will also see your employees becoming happy, motivated and productive because of the real respect you are giving them. You know what I mean.