Have you ever worked with a boss with whom it is almost impossible to deal? Many of us will say a painful yes. Working with them will not be a long journey to travel. One can work and retain in the workplace where they feel connected with the work and the people.
What you think is the most crucial thing to cultivate in the organization? In the vast garden (considering company), there are enormous plants (employers and employees) to grow them effectively; all of them require water. It is the one that keeps all of them alive. Therefore the answer to the question I asked is, ‘Strong Relationship.’ Without that bond with the company members you are working with, it is almost impossible to grow the business successfully.
Starting from the day a worker joins the firm, the development of the relation with the employer begins. Now it depends on them how they create the link among them. But the one who makes good and friendly relationships will take the company growth to a longer run.
This article is all about knowing the importance of a powerful relationship between employer and employee in the working space.
Let’s get started.
Significance of Good Employee Relations
Beyond your thinking, there are benefits of having a solid bond between workers and their managers a company can get. Let us look into them as shown below-
Happy Faces = Less Dispute
When the development of a friendly and effective workplace occurs naturally, the cases of arguments will decrease. It helps the employees to focus more on their work and result in giving better output. When the members of the organization understand each other, they can work finer together.
In such working cultures, they always tend to know and understand each other’s views rather than making them mum. It makes the working process more simplified and effective. It takes their productivity to the next level. Do you come to know the reason for it? It is their smiling and satisfied faces that they work in a firm where everyone is collaborating well and helpful to each other for achieving the objective.
Will Get Loyalty In Work
Workers’ efforts and devotion towards their job show their loyalty to work. When they get that good connection, they really work hard and make their efforts to serve the company. They always tend to do the best and remain ready to learn about the things that make their work more appropriate. The benefit the company can get is lower employee turnover, relief in looking for a replacement, and continuing to work with an employee that is enriched with the required training and expertise.
All these advantages a company can get by building a strong and friendly relationship with their staff. Taking one step ahead towards the manpower, in return, you will get hundreds of feet stepping towards you.
Engaged Working Culture
Can you even think that a worker who is not satisfied or not connected with their employers can engage with his work? Maybe not. The workplace is like our second house, where we want the same connectivity and relationship with co-workers and managers. It is one of the vital aspects of job satisfaction for the employees.
When you have a close relationship with the managers, you always tend to work with them. It makes you happier and engaged with the work culture as you find the people over there very connective and cooperative. Also, as a people management department, .i.e. HRD, you can plan for various activities like lunch/ dinner parties, informal gatherings, festive events so that employers and employees get better opportunities to know each other. Such exercise, along with refreshing workers, improves their relationship with the managers that can be helpful in working activities too. Workers get the feeling of working with a friend rather than a boss.
Business domain regularly comes with many ups and downs. Reaching them with the best solution is the foremost requirement. When you have a good relationship with the employees, you can directly connect with them. It makes the communication channel more frank and supportive. Here the workers can freely share their suggestions for the current problems, and if you listen carefully to them, you may get a better insight into the issues.
Having such a conversation can help you in finding the right solution quickly. It allows continued growth of the organization without suffering more with the hurdles that come in their path.
As an employer, it is not possible to look at and handle all the organization’s tasks. Therefore it is necessary to delegate tasks. It not only decreases your workload but also trains the employees to learn about new work that makes their growth journey more meaningful.
When you have a good relationship with the workers, you can better teach and talk with them about the duties you have delegated to them. Statista’s report also gives the proof for the same; it is as shown below.
Providing adequate guidance and believing that the worker will properly do the task will help a lot get the work done. For that, what you need to do is maintain good connectivity with them, ask how the work is going, provide support whenever required and remain a helping person always.
All Are Equal, Equal, And Equal
We all are working in a corporate world where all are having equal rights for working. Getting the same in the workplace is the desire of every employee. Many times it happens that while assigning a task, managers do favoritism that other workers may not like. It can become a reason for the worker to leave the place. Validation for the same is as shown in the picture below.
All want to get equal opportunities and challenges to grow their career. Equality is the key element that makes the workplace fair for all workers. When they get such an atmosphere to work, they always tend to make more efforts to bring more quality to their task. Such involvement with the job enhances their productivity to a considerable extent. Creating a fair and equally important workplace will lead the business more on the success path.
Set Achievable Objectives
Do you the most prominent issue faced in the companies is they expect more than the achievable. If the worker puts their 100% in doing the job but even the time limit for it is not adequate to complete it, no one can finish it. Finding such a situation affects the workability of the employees.
For building a respectful relationship with your employees, setting a measurable goal is essential. If you assign an objective after knowing the consequences of completing them on the deadline, you can make the process more actionable and can make efforts to reach the target. Being an employer like this will be liked by every employee and will develop an effective link between them.
Ways To Build Good Relationship Between Employees And Employers
As we came across the importance of having a strong connection between workers and managers, now it’s time to learn how to build that link among them.
Work on Skills
Just as to work well in your domain, you require to take training to improve your skills; similar to that for building a healthy relationship; it is necessary to have trust, empathy, emotional attachment, and patience. When you as an employer master those skills, you can train employees accordingly. It becomes the part of developing soft skills while doing the job.
Following such practice in the workplace will shape your team more effectively with all the necessary skill sets. It tremendously helps in making a qualitative and long-term relationship with employees. Being the duty of the HR department to look for employees’ well-being, it is their job to be the link between the managers and the workers. For doing it with better insights, utilize the power of human resource management software that provides analytics which provides data related to the workers that are helpful to build proper strategies for developing healthier connections.
Get Time For Workers
Employers are always busy with their daily schedules. But have you ever taken time from those work and had walked along the office premises to see how the work is going on and how the workers are doing it? Still remembering if you did anything like this or not, I think you haven’t.
Here is the gap employees feel with their managers. Using digital media like messaging apps, emails can get the work done but cannot improve their real connectivity that face-to-face conversations bring. Therefore, it is necessary to meet them physically and interact with them. Giving a personal touch to the meetings affect the workers as they feel that the organization is valuing their presence.
Look For Flexibility
In this era, every worker demands a work-life balance. If you try to keep them inside a cage of responsibilities with no freedom, they cannot bring the expected outcomes. Building a sustainable relationship with the workers demands understanding their views at first. Develop plans that give them equal opportunities for balancing their personal and professional life.
Giving them the flexibility to choose their working hours, time off, and remote work structure will take a step forward towards building good relations with them. It shows your caring nature for them.
In return, they will try to understand an employer’s perspective and will make efforts for it. Involve the mantra of “Together we achieve alone will diminish” in your life (both employer and employees) and work accordingly for mutual benefits. Just like the image shown below.
The relation between employees and employers is the brawny bond that takes the company long on the success path. Understand its importance and necessity in the workplace and accordingly take steps to improve them.