When times are sturdy, opportunities become more inadequate when it comes to rewards and incentives, and the progression shown by leaders with their team members by keeping them engaged, committed, and performing under such situations filled with high pressure, is what most of us are facing today. The following are a few identified behaviors for discussion in this article, which are aimed at leaders who wish to achieve the desired employee commitment during difficult times:
• A leader always motivates and inspires others. It is commonly seen that leaders who are successful at motivating and inspiring other employees tend to have a high level of enthusiasm and energy. They rejuvenate their team members to accomplish complex objectives and boost the intensity of performance of every member from the team. When motivation is the focal point, leaders tend to unlock extra energy and effort, which can bring in a huge diversity between the accomplishments and breakdowns of a company.
• A leader is always result driven. Being result driven is a very important conduct for success. Many companies use the pull and push technique i.e., a situation where the employees are pushed to achieve results without any motivation, which eventually diminishes inspiration to work towards the success of the company. A good leader is one who shall create a healthy balance between being result driven and motivational makes employees perform better and stay focused.
• A smart leader always tries to create an association between an individual employee and other teams within the company. The consequential variance and deficiency of synergy not only discourages but also frustrates employees. A situation like this is quite challenging most of the times, but a good leader always knows the best way to solve such situations. Leaders who encourage a high altitude of teamwork tend to construct an optimistic and industrious ambiance within the company.
• A good leader is always honest and acts with integrity. If a leader wishes to create a committed and satisfied workforce, it is important for him/her to “walk the talk” i.e., being sincere with his workforce. Leaders tend to lose the trust of employees, when they say one thing and do another thing.
• Earning the trust of employees is one of the most important traits required in a leader. Trust of employees can be earned in several different ways and what is earned can be ruined in a matter of minutes if the leader does not practice what he/she preaches. Leaders can earn the trust of their employees by being more open towards the aspirations, suggestions, opinions, concerns, and work pressure of employees. An honest, consistent, knowledgeable leader automatically earns the trust of all his/her employees.
• A good leader supports and works along with employees. When leaders work along with the workforce and push themselves and others to extend new abilities and skills, they build in privileged levels of commitment and employee satisfaction and commitment. The team members who learn new expertise turn out to be more promotable and best performers. Leaders can encourage the development of employees by bringing in an environment where they can scrutinize their success and learn from their mistakes.
Leaders with the utmost levels of commitment and employee satisfaction are audacious and do not turn away from opportunities, or inconsistencies. A good leader deals with concerns candidly and directly, he/she stays head on to resolve issues, when they get to see the first sign of trouble with team members or individual employees.