Displaying empathy in your business can guarantee more success.
It’s often said that employees don’t leave bad companies, they leave bad leaders. Stress-inducing work environments or team members who don’t feel served and valued can become the difference between success and failure. At times, it can be difficult to see company wellness from the perspective of those you lead. However, the simple gesture of displaying empathy can do nothing but positively impact your business.
As a leader, when you display empathy, you can expect to see the following benefits:
1. Motivated Team Members
When employees feel seen, valued and heard by their leaders, they are more likely to commit themselves to their work and satisfy both business goals and clients. Team members are motivated to perform whatever duties they are assigned to support the vision of their leader, and you will never need to worry about what still needs to be done.
2. Focused Business Vision
Business is a numbers game, but it is also about serving others in the best possible way. Serving others well in business means finding their pain points and providing a solution. How do you find those pain points? With empathy.
To be empathetic means that you understand and share the feelings of others. Leaders must show empathy. Ask yourself: what do your clients need? What does your team need? Seeing your business through their eyes — taking on their perspective — will help you see the vision for where your business is headed with deeper clarity.
3. (A Mostly) Stress-Free Work Environment
Challenges and obstacles are a part of growth and can contribute to a stressful work environment. However, making an effort to meet the professional-emotional needs of your clients and team members can create a less stressful work environment not only for them, but also for you as the leader. Creating an atmosphere that allows everyone to thrive builds a failsafe that prevents major setbacks due to minor inconveniences.
4. Increased Productivity
With less stress, clear vision and added value for your team, everyone can flourish in their respective positions in your company. With the right people in the right places under the right conditions, your business can also thrive as team members are more effective in performing their duties, allowing you to do what you do best — lead them to success.
5. Improved Profits
Profit increase is a byproduct of your team achieving the goals you’ve set. With you at the helm, guiding and leading while displaying empathy, you are sure to reach your revenue goals.
When you begin to invest in empathetic leadership, you can expect to see a return on your investment.
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