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Even when you’re doing everything right as a manager, hiring and keeping exceptional staff can be difficult. However, if you’re doing something incorrectly, your retention rates will most likely decline. The harsh reality is that your management style may be losing you your finest staff, especially when corporate culture changes and industry leaders demand more from their executives.

Here are factors that exceptional managers do that many of your industry’s top personnel expect from them.

Recognizing the Importance of Work-Life Balance

Similar to engagement, many industries are seeing a shift in the value of work-life balance. Even at the expense of greater compensation, more employees are opting for flexible work schedules and increased vacation time. Employees look on their boss to set the tone for the team’s work-life balance strategy. Because of this, your employees are more likely to follow your lead and appreciate a more balanced lifestyle, as well as work harder to reach business goals and objectives. However, as they sacrifice their work-life balance to keep up, this results in a loss of morale and frustration. This is a certain way to burn out your finest staff and lose them.

Clear Values

Good leadership may not only communicate, but also inspire buy-in to your company’s objectives and overall mission. You lose clarity and your leadership is damaged if your corporate purpose statement is unclear or contradicts with day-to-day activities or interactions. While you may have a clear understanding of your company’s mission, vision, values, and identity, disagreement frequently emerges where the rubber hits the road. It doesn’t matter how many presentations or newsletters you send out; if your message isn’t getting through, the clarity just isn’t there.

Connecting Tasks and Corporate Objectives

As a manager, it’s critical to explain to your team how each work or project contributes to the company’s mission statement and long-term objectives. Lower-level personnel will better comprehend their importance within the wider corporate structure if they are educated on the strategic tactics and long-term thinking that are essential for successful leadership. Employees believe they are actually contributing to the company’s daily operations, and they perceive you as a true and effective leader.

Put An Emphasis On Employee Engagement.

With a new generation of creative and independent workers on the rise, many corporate cultures are emphasizing the importance of establishing a more engaging and valued work experience. It’s worth reconsidering your leadership style if it doesn’t take this into account. Allow employees to share input, introduce new ideas, and take ownership of their initiatives by taking employee engagement seriously. Your employees will be more inspired to perform efficiently and with renewed dedication to the company’s goals.

Do you want to motivate your team?

“Employees don’t quit their jobs; they quit their managers,” as the saying goes. We’re here to help you put together an all-star squad to manage efficiently. Contact us today for more information on how to motivate and grow your staff.