Four Simple Ways to Build Effective Relationships with Staff
Apply the acronym "VASE"
Do you connect easier with some of your direct reports than others? Are you more comfortable communicating with your high performers than other team members? Do you have employees that you sense don’t respect you?
These are all common experiences for supervisors and managers. Great leaders have figured out how to make positive connections with all employees by building and maintaining trust.
At the most basic level, positive rapport with your team members simply feels better. Beyond that, trusting relationships set the environment where people can perform at their highest level, enabling you to give employees more latitude in their work, and having to oversee them less.
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