The process of active listening may sound simple but its effects are profound and far-reaching. Active listening can address an employee’s needs, affirm their self-worth and contribute substantially to their work motivation.
Providing positive feedback to employees is one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do to motivate your staff. Positive feedback reinforces desired behavior, builds self-belief and confidence, and encourages continuous improvement.
Managers have multiple sources of power to manage change and develop organizations. Many organizations, though, have power vacuums because managers do not take up the power that is rightfully theirs. Power has become a dirty word but the reality is that organizations are arenas of power and influence. Managers by their very position have organizational power and the responsibility to use it for employee welfare and achievement of organizational goals.