Feelings are oftentimes set aside in the workplace because it is a common belief that they have no place there. As a trusted employer, I believe quite the opposite.
Being aware of our feelings in the workplace brings in a sense of comradery among your team. This helps everyone to work together in productive ways.
The best way to create a trusted environment is to take a look at the Anatomy of Trust. This is an idea that was created by Brené Brown. The acronym BRAVING outlines this perfectly:
Having a strong understanding of the anatomy of trust will unite your team and will also allow better communication. When you abide by the acronym BRAVING, you are one step closer to becoming a trusted employer in a world of employers who just don’t care.
Being authentic with your team will allow them to see you as a real person; this is especially helpful with the “N” in BRAVING, meaning “nonjudgement.” When a staff person feels like they can come to you with their seemingly silly questions without worry of you judging them, they will ask better questions and feel more comfortable in their work environment.
Being transparent about your own experiences and sharing openly helps create a strong bond between you and your employees. That is how you become a trusted employer.
Being a trusted employer is certainly hard work, but I know you’re up for the challenge. If you want to learn more about becoming a trusted employer, check out the book I wrote, The Trusted Employer. It’s my guide to winning over the trust of your employees, cultivating a healthy work environment, and troubleshooting the bad days.
If you have any questions about what it looks like to implement BRAVING in your workplace, feel free to reach out to us via our contact us page. I love coaching businesses through these processes!