Bad economic conditions & outlook are forcing business to cutback on expenses. Leaders roll out austerity measures to cutback on spending. However, they fail to realize the hidden messages that they constantly communicate with the team. They set bad examples!
Take the case of a leader who implements travel restriction in a group on one hand while he/she travels or appears to travel most of the time unnecessarily. The group will soon feel that the leader is being hypocritical and could start to get disengaged.
It is a known fact that you continue to communicate hidden messages in all your actions – You Can’t Not Communicate. Actions speak louder than words!
As a leader not only should be speak & communicate your ideas & direction, but you must act in accordance with it. You must make the extra care to communicate the right hidden messages in your actions. The is no other way.
What hidden messages are you communicating?