The culture of a contemporary workplace requires leaders to connect with their employees or maximum performance. Many leaders struggle with this concept through an incorrect belief they will be admired and respected automatically. This is not the case in today’s workplaces.
Unlike the builder / traditionalist generation and baby boomers who are very open to respecting those in higher positions Generation X feels respect must be earned. This increases the difficulty in making a strong connection to provide a coherent and cohesive team.
There are four key activities that will increase the connectivity a leader has to the team: (Click on any heading to read more about that point).