As adults, we spend most of our time in the working environment, be it business or workplace. Most times, it’s easy for organizations to overlook the effect this has on the productivity of its workers.
It therefore becomes necessary that every organisation builds, supports and contributes to the development and well-being of the people involved in it.
Do you own an organization or do you work for one? You can improve the self-confidence of the people within.
This is how it should be done:
1. Create a sense of direction and purpose: People feel more confident when they know that they are a part of something bigger than themselves, which will help them to become better. As an organization, your workers need to see where the organization is headed, and the role they will play in making this happen.
2. Reduce comparison: Contrary to what you have heard about motivating people by comparing them, the effects are more negative. Understanding that the people in your organization are different, they all prefer distinct motivation styles. Creating an environment that is quick to compare will make your workers feel they are less than others.
3. Develop their Skills and Expertise: The self confidence of your staff will definitely improve if they have the adequate skill and expertise needed for any endeavour required of them. Expose them to requisite trainings, mentorship and coaching. Invest in their development.
4. Reward Progress: As humans, we commit to doing more when we perceive that our contribution and efforts are being appreciated. Give recommendations, rewards, encouragement and support to your workers.