Remember helping and supporting team members is always rewarding
Initially going deep in someone else’s life and helping them is difficult but with constant effort one can inculcate this capability in themselves. The rewards, such as ‘walking an extra mile’ efforts are very high, not only can one start earning respect from their workplace team, there would be more team loyalty, more scope for creativity and the manager would require less fear to get things efficiently done by his/her team. For example, during morning briefings let each team member identify some business trait they appreciate about the person seated to their next. Someone might recognise a co-worker’s willingness to work late while another team member might state that a teammate’s organisational skills contribute to the group’s efforts.