When people start on low rungs of the company ladder, they spend lots of time thinking about ways to make a good impression. But by the time they reach aor ownership position, those same people sometimes forget how to build rapport and alliances with co-workers.
“Many people believe they have to worry about pleasing only their higher-ups,” says Ben Carpenter, author of the new business book The Bigs. “The reality is, if many, or even just a few, people in the organization feel negatively toward you, then your chances for success diminish significantly.”
Here are nine ways, according to Carpenter, for business owners and managers to build an important bond with everyone in the workplace:
1. Lend a helping hand. You’ll improve the trust level with employees by helping employees with projects whenever you can. As Carpenter says, “When you don’t have to share your time, energy or knowledge with someone but do so anyw...(register to read more)