It’s a simple formula.
… backed by countless studies…
Organisational research has clearly shown THIS as a predictor of:
Basically everything that you want to go right with a new employee hinges on it.
The underlying driver of motivated and successful staff?
Yeah I know, it’s a term that gets thrown around in many circles…
Yet it’s so fundamental to a healthy workforce that it deserves to be un-packed and explored.
First, I want to give you a working definition of confidence in the context of an employee starting a new role.
Here’s my simple definition:
Confidence is a belief in one’s ability to suceed.
Again we are talking about emotional states and beliefs.
Why? Because they are the driver of human behaviour.
As a leader, it’s your responsibility to engineer the most effective beliefs and emotional states within your employees that lead to optimal performance.
Notice I said engineer?
Yes, it’s possible to systematically instill confidence in new employees.
You’re going to do it by following my simple 3-part formula known as The 3 C’s of Workplace Confidence.
Clarity, Culture and Connection = Confidence.
What is Clarity?
It’s a crystal clear understanding of the job, the perform expectations and how the role fits into the company. You can’t be confident about something you don’t understand.
How do I instill Clarity?
What is Culture?
It’s the ‘why we come to work’, ‘how we do things’ and ‘what we’re about’. Culture gives employees a sense of identity with the role and cues to how to behave. These are the psychological nuances that form the foundation of confidence in succeeding within the company.
How do I instill Culture?
I’ve written extensively about developing culture here, here and here. These are 7 important ways to indoctrinate employees into your company culture:
What is Connection?
It’s the social, personal and information networks that new employees need to develop. Feeling connected is linked to a feeling of belonging. Which is linked to happiness. Funnily enough, happy employees who feel like part of the team are more confident and perform better.
How do I instill Connection?
Connection is all about people. We covered several unique ways to build relationships in last week’s article. Here are some more fundamentals:
If you have questions on this topic or any others, feel free to reach me by email or set up a free one-on-one consultation session, or drop me a comment below.
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