Check In Weekly Face to Face
If you have employees or co-workers, one of the most important things you can do to keep your working relationship on track is to check in weekly. Takea half-hour in an non-threatening, informal setting and sit down over coffee and chat. Ask how they think things are going, ask them if they have any questions, issues or concerns. Share your issues and concerns. Clear the air over any misunderstandings or communication breakdowns.
Let them know you value them and that they are important to you. Praise them for work well done and coach them on areas for improvement. People are so hungry for positive feedback.
This will go a long way towards strengthening your working relationship and keeping a positive tone at work.
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