HOW TO BOOST CONFIDENCE AT THE WORKPLACE
Everyone admires a self-confident person. We might also slightly envy them! People who feel self-confident tend to be at ease with themselves and their jobs. They foster faith and inspire trust in others. These are desirable features. Feeling confident in yourself is not always easy, particularly if you are naturally self-critical or if you are put down by others. Projecting a positive impression to others will help you increase self-confidence. It is not just a matter of “faking it.” When you express confidently, people are more likely to react well, and this positive reinforcement will help you to believe in yourself. You can portray self-confidence in many ways and here are five ways simple ways!
1. CLEARLY DEFINE EXPECTATIONS
People tend to be introverted at a workplace when they do not have any specific tasks or goals that they must achieve. The trick is to set goals that inspire and encourage people to stretch out, but are practical and not burden people. If you over push people, they are going to flame out and you are going to weaken their morale, attitude and well-being. Setting goals empower people to be the best they can be. They highlight strengths, opportunities and solutions rather than shortcomings, risks and problems.
2. PROVIDE TRAINING
Employees sometimes drown and sink, due to restricted knowledge on the given tasks. By providing training, it will help employees acquire hands-on experience on the job. Therefore, you are building a highly qualified workforce in your company as well as a mentality of “always learning.” With the continuous training, workers are more likely to be dedicated in developing their careers in your company whilst strengthening their overall confidence.
3. REWARD SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE
The occasional reward and acknowledgment of commitment, must be a part of the overall culture of an organisation. It can be good for morale and seem more sincere than the ‘hard-edged’ incentive scheme. For example, leaving a simple thank you note or giving them a day’s leave, can be highly satisfying in its own way. Employees also like random acts of recognition which provides an element of surprise.
4. PROVIDE FREQUENT FEEDBACK
Managers should practice giving continuous constructive feedback for tasks their employees has successfully accomplished. Constructive feedback results in improved motivation and confidence among the workers, and they gain satisfaction that they have perform their duties with utmost competence.
5. BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL
The congruence of the spoken word and an accurate representation of behaviour is an essential feature of role modelling. Persuasive words can help, but your employees’ buy-in is obtained by your acts. Role modelling does not mean that all of your employees imitate you in the same way, but that you cultivate the right behaviours and positive habits which becomes duplicatable by others at the workplace.