Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here’s your chance to find out.
- “I trust you.”
These three words tell your employees that you believe in them, you believe in the work they’re doing, and you know that they’re going to get it right. This simple vote of confidence can do wonders in any organization.
- “I’m proud of you.”
Telling your employees that you’re proud of the work they have done is as powerful as letting them know you trust them–maybe even more so.
- “Thank you.”
Showing gratitude is key to earning your employees’ trust. People hate when their higher-ups expect them to give their best-quality work without appreciation, especially if it’s asked for every day.
- “I always have time for you.”
There’s something undeniably satisfying about having bosses–especially those who are very busy–say they always have time in their schedule for their employees. It makes the team feel valued–and appreciated–beyond what they may verbalize.
- “What can I do to help?”
Knowing that your bosses care about you is always heart-warming, especially when it appears like they’re the busiest people on earth. No matter how small the problem, a small query here and there to remind your team that you care is ideal for maintaining good relations.
- “I’m sorry.”
When bosses make mistakes, which is inevitable from time to time, it’s important that they fully own up to it. There’s nothing worse than higher-ups who pretend they do everything right.
- “Don’t worry about it.”
Knowing that you will take care of mistakes they make, or simply have a situation under control, is incredibly influential in shaping how your team feels about your company. From time to time, reassure your employees that you’ve got it all together–your company will be sure to thrive.