Helping your team to feel good at work – and to cope with the stress that many of us are feeling right now – is less about telling them stuff or giving them things like Zoom yoga. If you genuinely want your team to know you care – then it is about asking the right questions.
The ‘right’ questions are the ones that show we are interested in
Them – as a person – a human being – with mortgages, kids, parents, niggling ailments, broken washing machines – all of the stresses and strains of their lives outside of work
Questions that show we are interested in whether they feel supported and empowered to do their best work – doing work that plays to their strengths – in ways that fit their personal style – with things that frustrate or waste their time – kept to a minimum
Questions that show we care about their career – their aspirations – and things that will help them get there
In this video (just one of the regular 5 Minute Monday series for members of the Disruptive HR Club) we share three key questions that any people manager can use to make sure their team are not just coping – but thriving at work.
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