When your employees feel good about themselves, they are able to focus more, collaborate better and work effectively. Generally, when employees lack self-esteem, they work slower, make more mistakes and fail to put in their best effort.
In order to increase productivity and enhance the work environment of your employees, it is important to find ways to boost self-esteem. There are many ways to do this, including team-building activities, specific leadership tactics and more. Here are a few ways to build self-esteem in the workplace.
Have a different outlook on mistakes.
If your employees lack confidence, any mistake will make them feel that much more inadequate. As a leader, it is important to set the tone that mistakes happen and are even necessary to achieve success. This approach creates a long-term positive impact for the employee, for the team and for your company. It leads to a growth in their self-esteem, as well as employee and company success.
Observe the great skills and gifts of your employees and encourage them to spread their knowledge. When people share information that they are skilled and knowledgeable on, they are given a confidence boost. This encouragement also demonstrates your trust in their abilities. Steering away from micromanagement helps build that trust and boosts their self-esteem.
Engage in fun team-building activities.
Consider bringing in a team-building coach to hold seminars, exercise sessions and other activities to help build your employees’ self-esteem. These coaches know how to motivate a team and excite your workers about being part of the organization. The activities will boost their self-esteem, creating a more positive work environment and better productivity.
Give credit for good ideas.
When employees share good ideas, give them the proper credit. If your fail to acknowledge their ideas (or worse, steal credit for them) your employees will stop sharing their ideas. So be sure to give credit where credit is due. Give them a shout-out in a pitch meeting. Send around a memo when the idea is implemented. There are many ways to show thanks and acknowledge an employee’s good idea.
Self-esteem can increase the happiness and productivity of your employees. Use specific leadership tactics and fun activities to help boost their confidence. This will help your company achieve success.