As a professional, even as a leader of your organization, you need to communicate the right message to your employees, business partners, customers, and colleagues. You need to understand that your colleagues, bosses, and owners look up to you as a figure.
Work is not the only thing that the workers in the company consider. Your professional image and everyday demeanor reflect your principles and your potential to contribute to the workplace.
We judge people on the basis of their habits, behavior, dressing, and body language. People will form assumptions about you the same way. So your intentions and actions need to be on the same page. So you need to follow the following things to ensure that your actions reflect your intentions.
Come to work early.
If you’re always running late for work, your employees will feel it is okay if they do the same. And you should always practice what you preach. If you want your employees to be on time, you need to be on time yourself.
This will set an example for them. And they will see a demonstration of your expectations from them in your behavior itself. This also impacts the work ethic of your employees, and they most likely end up emulating your behavior.
Embody your company’s brand.
You are a reflection of your brand, your company. When you represent your company, you need to adapt its image and incorporate it into your personality, and a major part of your personality is your social media presence.
Update your blog, website, and social media profiles on a regular basis. You need to form a reflection of your company in all your profiles. And after that is accomplished, you need to motivate your employees to deliver this very image about the company’s brand.
Dress the part.
You are what you wear. And your dressing starkly represents your value system, your work ethic, and your persona. This forms a part of non-verbal communication. Your dressing needs to imply that you are competent, knowledgeable, conscientious, and powerful.
Always invest in quality clothing and have a personal style that matches your business and industry well.
So, these are three ways how you can set an example in the workplace. Follow it to make your way to the top.