Of the many things you can say to make a positive impact on your employees, sometimes the simpler the better. The article, “4 Powerful Words Employees Need to Hear,” by Jeff Haden, reveals a simple phrase that can make all the difference. It is…
“Can you help me?”
Why? By asking rather than directing, people instinctively want to help. It shows a more vulnerable side to your personality and leaves people feeling empowered, trustworthy, and needed, resulting in a more collaborative and positive environment.
Visit the article for a more in-depth analysis of why and even how to change your speech to include this humble request, and also what it can bring to your office morale.