5 Tips on Great Leadership – Number 3
Tip 3: Create a Working Environment of Love not Fear
Too many directors and shareholders knowingly or unknowingly create an environment of fear. Many employees are even afraid to ask for help because they are worried about looking stupid in front of their peers or managers. Beneath the false smiles, this can lead to a miserable stressful workplace. More mistakes can happen and don’t be surprised if they tell your best clients in detail what a bad place the company is to work.
Everybody should be able to express their weaknesses without fear so that they can be trained properly. If employees make mistakes, then managers and directors should in most cases take the blame for their own lack of awareness of where the gaps in knowledge lie in their organisation.