Four Reasons You Should Make Time for Your Employees

DSC03551-BW“No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.” —Mary Kay Ash


By Elizabeth Stincelli, DM

I know you’re busy. We’re all busy. But, we also all need to feel important. One of the best ways to make you leadership matter is to make your employees feel important. How do you do this? Simply make time for them. When you make time for your employees you benefit, they benefit, and the organization as a whole benefits. Here are for reasons you should make time for your employees.

It builds relationships

When you take time out of your busy schedule for employees it shows that they are important and that you care. When they know you care, you will gain their trust, respect, and support. These are the building blocks for the development of strong relationships. And, it is through relationships that your will have the greatest impact as a leader.

They become more engaged

When you make time for your employees you get a better understanding for who they are, what they do, what they want, and what they bring to the table. Your interest in them makes them feel important and when they know they are important they become more engaged in their work. Engaged employees tackle challenges head on, they want to learn new skills, and they become invested in giving 100% to their tasks.

They feel valued

Your time is one of the most valuable gifts you have to offer. When you make time for your employees they feel appreciated and valued. When employees feel valued they become loyal advocates for you as a leader and for the organization.

It keeps you in the loop

You will find no better opportunity for open communication than when you are spending time, face-to-face, with your employees. You get a better sense of who they are and they get a sense of who you are. You might just be amazed at how out of the loop you have really been once employees start opening up you. They will keep you in the loop because they see you care about them and are willing to invest your time in them.

Make Time

As a leader, you need to make time for your employees. It builds relationships, leads to more engaged employees, lets them know they are valued, and opens up the communication that keeps you in the loop. When leaders share their precious time with employees, everyone benefits. Don’t you think it’s time you make time?

© 2016 Elizabeth Stincelli

Liz Stincelli is passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. She is the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where she focuses on helping organizations engage employees and improve organizational culture. Liz holds a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about Liz by visiting her website, and connect with her on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact her by email at


Author: lizstincelli

I am Liz Stincelli and I am passionate about recognizing, inspiring, and igniting the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I specialize in helping management teams learn new ways of looking at problems and finding new approaches to discovering solutions. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership. I offer 20+ years of pro-active operations management, problem-solving, team-building, human resources, accounting, and business administration experience in a variety of industries. I serve on the Editorial Review Board for the Independent Journal of Management and Production and the Journal of Managerial Psychology. I have also been a guest lecturer at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Westminster College. You can learn more about me by reading my blog here at: or Connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, on Google+, and on LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at

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