Did you know that the average number
of employees who don’t know their role in the company they work for is around half? That means leadership is failing to make a clear job role for their employees. Communication between leadership and employees is extremely important and can influence productivity
or make it difficult for workers to know their job roles. Here are some tips on how to diffuse confusion surrounding role clarity.
Clarify Their Job Role and Responsibilities
Without clearly defined responsibilities, employees are not going to be able to figure out where they fit into a company. When a worker feels as though they don’t have a plan, productivity levels will be low, and morale may not be far behind. A good way to combat this problem is to make sure each employee is provided a clear job description. Be precise in your definitions of their job role and expectations for them, so there’s no confusion
Communicate Company Values
Not only should you define for them how they can fulfill their position, but also how they can be the heart of the company. Company culture and policy is not something someone can learn on their own, and it will take dedicated communication on everyone’s part to make sure your employees are on the same page. Unity and teamwork are important elements in any workplace, and those are values that your employees are going to learn through communication and clearly set job roles handed down from leadership.
Accountability is a difficult word to swallow for some. According to most leaders, they believe 30 to 50 percent
of their employees are not held accountable for their work performance. You can make sure accountability is met, and work performance improves, by making sure everyone knows how to do their job. If they aren’t sure, maybe you could provide them with training. If they’re unable to after training, they may need a new job role.
Humility in a Leadership Role
Another good way to diffuse confusion within your company is to make sure leadership keeps humility and authenticity in its job role. Employees can’t be expected to be excited about their roles in the company if their leadership isn’t. Authentic leadership means you are going to be able to project energy and focus on the day to day work that keeps employees believing in the same values you do. It doesn’t mean you have to be superhuman. Authenticity is about being real with the people who work with you while giving them the enthusiasm to come into work every day to accomplish what needs to be done. Humility in leadership is not being afraid to ask for help, and being mindful of what you say, or how you say it. It can even mean being unafraid of admitting wrong, but also not dwelling on others wrongdoing.
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