Your employees’ self-esteem affects your company’s performance

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Have you ever thought that the feelings and thoughts of your employees about themselves could affect your company’s performance? Often executives don’t ask themselves how they should encourage their personnel’s self-estimate through the organizational culture. However, self-esteem is a major economic factor in companies.

One of the main causes of business failure is the fear of decision-making, change, and failure. And what’s the reason behind that? The perception that executives or strategists have about their competence, their ability to respond to crisis and new situations.

In general,there is no aspect that is not affected significantly by employee’s self-esteem, from customer service through to strategic decision-making. Self-esteem is behind all experiences and is key in people’s behavior.

With new business styles, teamwork has taken on greater relevance and management pyramids have been transformed into horizontal, flexible networks in such a way that, good management of self-esteem aids HR management as the people who work with you feel more secure, accepted, challenged and appreciated.

In fact, the conditions that promote self-esteem are the same as those that encourage innovation, as they stimulate the creative and active participation of employees for and with the company.

Stop focusing on employees’ defects, which is what we have done for years; now it’s time to focus on their abilities and allow them to do what they do best: the perception that they can make things better, because it is those same things that they like, their self-esteem and their productivity will improve.

Good communication helps you to improve your employees’ self-esteem because they feel considered. How about using an Enterprise Social Network to do that? Try Zyncro!

Ma. Teresa Farfán (@MomBita) is a psychologist graduate from UNAM, with experience in practising psychology both publically and privately in which she seeks an ethical practice and in favor of improving the quality of life and ensuring an integral experience of those with whom she works, be it individuals or companies, looking for teamwork, professionalization, and standardization She has experience in the area of culture, organizational communication, consumer and sales psychology. She participates actively in social undertakings such as Átomo Educativo and is co-founder of khÜn Psicología, a company that seeks to bring psychology to companies and individuals with a multi-disciplinary approach.