14 Ways to Get Employees’ Families to Love You

One of the most important things you can do as a leader is to make sure your team members’ families are on board.


Hands stacked on top of each other

They need to buy in to your mission and support the family member’s efforts to help the organization.

14 ways to get a team member’s family to love you and feel a part of the team:

1. Give a raise…at a non-traditional time.

Like today, for instance. Or next Tuesday. Just make it outside of your normal raise routine (i.e. annual review).

2. Write a handwritten note to the team member.

News flash…people share notes like this with their families.

3. Write the family a note.

Letters from Dad

I said this to a life-long friend recently. He couldn’t believe his ears. He reminded me that dad had written me hundreds of letters over the years, prior to his death in 2005. Each of them was signed, “Love, Dad.” They were his way of expressing love to me. Today, my biggest regret is losing […]