I’m sure you’ve heard the saying before, but it’s so important and yet we overlook this often:
People don’t care how much you know until they know much you care.
Read that sentence again. Honestly, has your boss ever called you outside of work hours just to check on you? Does your boss ask about your family or personal life? Answering that question depends on what type of boss you have. The same can be for you and anyone who you oversee. Whether you oversee paid or volunteer staff, if you don’t care for them, they won’t care much for you. I’m not saying to have every person you oversee for dinner every night. I am saying get to know those who work under you. If your team feels cared for, they will support you and give you their best.
Ways to Connect
Simply ask questions about their family.
Send an email sharing a funny story and asking for feedback.
Schedule a time to just hang out and connects a group.