Have you ever wondered what kind of impression do you give away when you are at work? Are you the dictatorial kind of a boss or are you a warm soul? Here are a few tips to strike the balance and just be the right kind of professional.
Every company culture is different and is based on the nature of the employees and how friendly the boss is. As a boss, it is entirely up to you to set the atmosphere of your work environment based on how you treat your employees. You don’t have to have a no-nonsense attitude to be a boss, in fact employees are more efficient where they can have casual talks with their leaders and co-workers. To enhance the productivity of your company and to get the most of your employees, it is essential to set aside the formalities and adopt a moderate approach.
Your personality plays a huge impact on your professional image too. Whether you are a casual and approachable person or you are an introvert, it is important to veil your original nature and wear the mask of a true professional by portraying a balanced attitude at work. But pinning down that perfect combination of personable-yet-consummate professional is a learned skill and it takes time to get it right. If you are looking to master this concept, here are a few things that you need to look out for:
What you wear at work says a lot about you- it can help you to build your image as a casual or a formal person. Watch out how you would dress for a casual lunch with your employees or a meeting with a client. Choose wisely.
Watch your tone
From the first greeting in the morning to any signing off instructions at the end of the day, it is important that you have an appropriate tone for all the tasks. Your hellos should be nice and warm but your instructions should have an authoritative tone.
Get rid of the negativity
Your negative thoughts will reflect in whatever you do and whatever you say which can leave behind a bad image. Think positive and stay optimistic to spread the positivity all around your work place.
Remember to say it with a smile
Even when you are assigning tasks to your employees, say it with a smile. There is no harm in being nice and yes, it definitely is the professional way too!
Connect on a personal level
Yes, you are professionally connected but in order to maintain a happy workplace, you need to switch off the boss mode once in a while to connect with your employees casually. This will help you to know them better and understand what more they are capable of.
Don’t keep grudges
Mistakes are inevitable, but controlling your temper is not. Keep your temper in check and avoid yelling at mistakes, this is certainly not how professionals deal. Also, do not bring up the mistakes of the past, this can create unpleasant grudges between you and your employees.
Don’t get over-friendly
Yes, you have to preserve a healthy work relationship with all your employees, but avoid getting too friendly. As a boss, you have to maintain your image of the commander-in-chief and being in charge as you are accountable for everything that happens in your company.