6. Publicly announce private things. This one is great. Everyone on your staff has private things they are reluctant to share with their colleagues and who better than the boss to help them out with this? After all, as the boss, you are the one to ensure that you have an environment of open communication. If you don’t tell your employees what’s going on with each other, how can they support each other in their times of need? If this is truly a team, there should be no secrets. Telling everyone everything helps build camaraderie among the troops, and help each one of them know that he is not the only one with a drug-addicted child or alcoholic spouse. Maybe they can even start their own little support group, all because you are so good about getting everything out in the open.