Is your office door closed all day? If you’re too busy for regular meetings, and you fail to keep employees in the loop on major business decisions, you’re likely discouraging an open dialogue with your team.
A true open-door policy speaks volumes. It not only tells people that they’re welcome to stop by and chat, it shows them that you mean it.
It’s also important to make time to talk to each and every employee, either at regular staff meetings or by scheduling one-on-one’s as often as you can. Remind employees to ask questions, and answer them as promptly and openly as you can.
When it comes to employee retention, your company culture can set you apart. Make your company values known to your team, and ensure each action you take as a leader supports the culture you want to create.