In a word, yes.
While that answer may seem insufficient for such a broad question, you truly should, and there are many reasons why. Let’s get right into how trusting your staff can bring your business and its operations some significant benefits.
Without trusting your staff, you aren’t going to be able to accomplish as much in your business as you potentially could otherwise. For instance, if you are constantly micromanaging your employees, both you and they will feel the impacts to productivity that this can cause. They’ll wind up tip-toeing through their responsibilities and awaiting feedback, while you will be distracted from the other things that need your attention. Rather than encouraging this kind of environment, being more confident in the people you’ve hired can help you see better results.
It stands to reason that the more two parties trust one another, the better those parties will be able to communicate with each other. The importance of communication has long been recognized in the workplace, especially in terms of honest and open feedback. Trusting your employees and their judgment means that they will feel more liberated to bring up concerns and give their insights, making your business better for them, and therefore creating an environment that fosters more productivity.
If you want to generate some job loyalty within your team one of the best things you can do is demonstrate how you are confident enough in them and their abilities to leave them to handle their responsibilities with little interference. By creating the positive environment that trust can foster, you motivate your employees to be more invested in their work. This heightened engagement can lead to better end results. In addition, the more loyal to the business your employees are, the more likely they are to advocate for it, assisting with its future growth.
People say that good relationships are built on trust. While this is usually meant in the romantic sense, it is just as true of the relationships you have with your employees. At Citara Systems, we want to help you cultivate that trust. With the collaboration tools and IT solutions to facilitate the benefits we’ve discussed, we will assist you by improving your business operationally, so that you can focus more on the interpersonal side of things.
To learn more about the various IT solutions we can offer, reach out to us at (508) 532-0837.