By Tess Collins
Genuine, regular communication with your team is important for building and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace. Checking in, asking for feedback, and hearing your employees’ views allows you to learn what is going on from the ground floor up and demonstrates greater care for what your employees have to say. Check-ins also help build empathy with the experience of your employees, which is critical to creating greater trust within the work environment. When employees feel heard, they are more likely to be engaged in their work, committed to the company, more likely to be productive, and stay in their roles for longer.
Getting everyone on board and involved rather than using a top-down approach, has a range of benefits that include;
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