Why let the situation get out of hand when you can nip the negativity at a nascent stage and prevent it from snowballing into something much bigger and much more difficult to control of rectify? Here are a few business tips to guide you about how to pacify an angry employee and maybe even win him over!
Keep your eyes and ears open
Be alert for the slightest murmur in your office that indicates simmering discontent. If there has been an issue involving any/some/most/all of your employees, your entire office is bound to know about it. Now is the time when issues may flare up and now is the time to stop it from happening.
There’s nothing that dialogue cannot repair
Not breaching the employer-employee code of conduct does not mean make it an ego issue. If your employee is irritated, they may or may not approach you for a conversation. But, its your responsibility as an employer to initiate a conversation and defuse the tension.
Give them space yet show them they are important to you
This is important regardless of whether your employees are angry at you or not. In fact, regularly assuring them that they are your assets can avoid unpleasantness to a great extent. A word of praise, an occasional enquiry about their family, promotional gifts like promotional chocolates that their family will enjoy, promo items like promotional mugs
or promotional pens
that will grace their desk or even a promotional sweatshirt that says ‘best employee’ will make facilitate close-knit employer-employee relations.