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6 Tips To Make People Feel Comfortable Being Led By You

6 Tips To Make People Feel Comfortable Being Led By You

As a successful leader you not only need motivation for yourself, but for the people around you to take you towards that success. Mostly people face challenges to lead those who work with them appropriately because of not accepting the true importance of a leader. You do not just act as a leader in your professional life, but you have to manage and make people feel comfortable enough to let you lead them.

1. Lead by example

Leaders don’t believe in giving orders, but they exercise what they expound and lead by example. At workplace leaders become the role model for other co-workers and their subordinates feel comfortable with them and would love to follow. Good leaders make their subordinates feel that they’re heart of the company, not at the boundary. By doing this, every individual led by you feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the company and gives their work meaning.

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2. Build trust

Most effective leaders lead by example, importune ideas from their team members, listen carefully before acting, and most importantly, trust their team. Trust is essential to build an effective team, because it gives a sense of safety. When your team members feel safe with you, they feel comfortable to open up, and uncover their skills. Creating trust among team members leads you towards innovation, teamwork, creativity, and productivity.

3. Think ahead

Leaders think about the future, and have the answers and a plan of action ready for any challenging situation. They are constantly thinking ahead for the company and their team members for improvement, and finding ways to make work processes smooth for them. Thinking ahead and planning your goals, actions, and timelines, will give you the kind of team you want to build. To make your employees comfortable under your leadership, you should encourage your employees to participate and share their views and knowledge. By involving your employees and volunteers you can make a big difference to become a loved leader.

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4. Yield information

You need to encourage your team members to think strategically until it becomes part of their job. That allows you to provide your employees the most convenient, enjoyable working environment. In order to stay competitive and ahead, you should seek and learn information from your inner circle, on your company’s strengths and weaknesses, industry analysis, customers, competitors, and developing technologies. One of the key requirements of effective leadership is having appropriate and extensive business information that helps leaders elevate their thinking and gives a sense of contribution to employees in achieving success.

5. Trust your gut

Great leaders use to make many of their crucial decisions based upon good information gathered from their team members and their gut. In reality, great leaders that changed businesses, their intuition and courage is what lead innovation. We would not have seen the innovations today, if those leaders had made their decisions based only on the facts, probabilities.

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If you have strong, well-trained employees and you provide them the flexibility to put their efforts to make things happen. You should consider and trust your inner feelings.

6. Start Mentoring

Recognize that your personal involvement is critical for employees to make them familiar with the workplace culture and feel comfortable striking out on his or her own. Include the people led by you in your long term planning and continue supporting, because their comfort level with the environment will have direct posture on your employee’s satisfaction.

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A good leader teaches their employees, associates and others team members to deliberately align themselves. Once an individual is working toward their own goals and success, they will ultimately attempt to grow and achieve their goals, thus displaying being led by a quality leader.

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Tayyab Babar

Tayyab is a PR/Marketing consultant. He writes about work, productivity and tech tips at Lifehack.

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Last Updated on September 18, 2019

15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

You may think that you don’t have time for office organization, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider.

Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer.

A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time.

Organizing your office doesn’t have to take days, it can be done a little at a time. In fact, maintaining an organized office is much more effective if you treat it like an on-going project, instead of a massive assault.

So, if you’re ready to get started, the following organizing tips will help you transform your office into an efficient workspace.

1. Purge Your Office

De-clutter, empty, shred, get rid of everything that you don’t need or want. Look around. What haven’t you used in a while?

Take one area at a time. If it doesn’t work, send it out for repair or toss it. If you haven’t used it in months and can’t think of when you’ll actually need it, out it goes. This goes for furniture, equipment, supplies, etc.

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Don’t forget about knick-knacks, plants (real or artificial), and decorations – if they’re covered with dust and make your office look shabby, they’re fair game.

2. Gather and Redistribute

Gather up every item that isn’t where it belongs and put it where it does.

3. Establish Work “Zones”

Decide what type of activity happens in each area of your office. You’ll probably have a main workspace (most likely your desk,) a reference area (filing cabinet, shelves, binders,) and a supply area (closet, shelves or drawers.)

Place the appropriate equipment and supplies are located in the proper area as much as possible.

4. Close Proximity

Position the equipment and supplies that you use most within reach. Things that you rarely use can be stored or put away.

5. Get a Good Labeler

Choose a label maker that’s simple to use. Take the time to label shelves, bins, baskets drawers. Not only will it remind you where things go, but it will also help others who may have a need to find, use, or put away anything in your workspace.

6. Revise Your Filing System

As we move fully into the digital age, the need to store paper files has decreased.

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What can your store digitally? Are you duplicating files? You may be able to eliminate some of the files and folders you’ve used in the past. If you’re storing files on your computer, make sure you are doing regular back-ups.

Here’re some storage ideas for creating a smooth filing system:

  • Create a meeting folder – Put all “items to be discussed” in there along with items that need to be handed off, reports that need to be given, etc. It’ll help you be prepared for meetings and save you stress in the even that a meeting is moved up.
  • Create a WOR folder – So much of our messy papers are things that are on hold until someone else responds or acts. Corral them in a WOR (Waiting on Response) folder. Check it every few days for outstanding actions you may need to follow-up on.
  • Storage boxes – Use inexpensive storage boxes to keep archived files and get them out of your current file space.
  • Magazine boxes – Use magazine boxes or binders to store magazines and catalogs you really want to store. Please make sure you really need them for reference or research, otherwise recycle them, or give away.
  • Reading folder – Designate a file for print articles and documents you want to read that aren’t urgent.
  • Archive files – When a project is complete, put all of the materials together and file them away. Keep your “working folders” for projects in progress.
  • File weekly – Don’t let your filing pile up. Put your papers in a “To File” folder and file everything once a week.

Learn more tips on organizing your files here: How to Organize Your Files for Better Productivity

7. Clear off Your Desk

Remove everything, clean it thoroughly and put back only those items that are essential for daily use.

If you have difficulty declutter stuff, this Declutter Formula will help you throw away stuff without regretting later.

8. Organize your Desktop

Now that you’ve streamlined your desktop, it’s a good idea to organize it.

Use desktop organizers or containers to organize the items on your desk. Use trays for papers, containers for smaller items.

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Don’t forget your computer desktop! Make sure the files or images are all in organized folders. I’d recommend you clear your computer desktop everyday before you leave work.

9. Organize Your Drawers

Put items used together in the same drawer space, stamps with envelopes, sticky pads with notepads, etc.

Use drawer organizers for little items – paper clips, tacks, etc. Use a separate drawer for personal items.

10. Separate Inboxes

If you work regularly with other people, create a folder, tray, or inbox for each.

11. Clear Your Piles

Hopefully with your new organized office, you won’t create piles of paper anymore, but you still have to sort through the old ones.

Go through the pile (a little at a time if necessary) and put it in the appropriate place or dump it.

12. Sort Mails

Don’t just stick mail in a pile to be sorted or rifle through and take out the pieces you need right now. Sort it as soon as you get it – To act, To read, To file, To delegate or hand off. .

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13. Assign Discard Dates

You don’t need to keep every piece of paper indefinitely. Mark on files or documents when they can be tossed or shredded.

Some legal or financial documents must be kept for specified length of time. Make sure you know what those requirements are.

14. Filter Your Emails

Some emails are important to read, others are just not that important.

When you use the filter system to label different types of emails, you know their priority and which to reply first.

Take a look at these tips to achieve inbox zero: The Ultimate Way to get to Inbox Zero

15. Straighten Your Desk

At the end of the day, do a quick straighten, so you have a clean start the next day.

Bottom Line

Use one tip or try them all. The amount of effort you put into creating and maintaining an efficient work area will pay off in a big way.

Instead of spending time looking for things and shuffling piles, you’ll be able to spend your time…well…working and you’ll enjoy being clutter free!

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