Apart from a weekly salary, most people want to work to fulfil themselves, to feel good about what they do. If the atmosphere in their working environment is a cold and unfriendly one, you’ll soon lose their enthusiasm and they’ll leave.
It’s important to include all your staff in decision making when it covers their aspect of the job. Listening to their ideas and suggestions makes them feel an important part of the success of the company, and you’ll get the very best out of them.
Get-togethers to discuss their progress and what can be done to help them are an essential part of good management. Rewarding staff for the successful conclusion of a particular job gives them incentive to go forward and expand.
Meeting to talk over the issues concerning any particular project, and to outline your vision for the end result, gives staff an understanding of what is expected of them and they then feel motivated to carry out their respective tasks with confidence.
Joy in what you do is essential. As an employer it is essential you get to know each of your staff individually. Find out what makes them tick, what their ambitions are, and what they hope to achieve in their life.
Everyone has a different vision and so why not try to find out what that is and nurture it? People who are happy and fulfilled within themselves project this and their customers will always be happy to greet them and give them their business.
Rewarding staff at the end of a particularly successful project will pay great dividends. A staff dinner is one way also of everyone getting to know other members of staff. When members of staff are out and about during the working day it’s often difficult to form any kind of relationship within the organization. So it’s an opportunity for friendships to be formed and greater co-operation will be the end result.
Financial rewards are, of course, always very acceptable. If the company has benefited financially from someone’s efforts why not let them share some of the profit. Make them feel it is their company as well.
Making staff feel as though they are part of a team will create an atmosphere of collectiveness. No-one will feel alone, and problems are then shared and easily overcome.
Presenting opportunities for further advancement by way of training is a great incentive for the ambitious among the workforce. It’s important to see potential and to encourage it. Not only will the company benefit in the long run but you’ll create a feeling within your staff members that there’s no limit as to what they can accomplish in their chosen career.