Your employees have needs beyond getting Workers’ Day off, perfunctory greetings and the occasional compliment, and meeting these needs is important not just to their welfare but also to the health of your business. Here are five things your staff need you to do for their good (and yours) now.
We’ll state it plainly and simply: if you cannot communicate well, you cannot lead well.
In the past, we’ve identified bad communication as a highway to business failure, but miscommunication doesn’t just ruin businesses from the outside, it breaks down workflows and limits organisational efficiency severely on the inside. Running your business efficiently is, more than anything else, dependent on the effectiveness with which you pass your messages to the people working for you.
Let’s tell you what you must do to communicate effectively.
In your everyday duties managing your business, you will sometimes have to deal with employees who are difficult to handle. Such staff can drain you emotionally, waste your time and frustrate you if you let them. Here’s how to avoid that trap and maybe even help them become better.
1. Have an unbiased conversation.
Good managers don’t form conclusions based on hearsay. When an employee is being difficult, the first thing to do is to have an unbiased conversation with them immediately. Resist the urge to be judgmental or accusatory, just listen to what they have to say. Most people aren’t difficult just because they want to be, they usua
A business is only as good as the people running it, and when employee performance is lower than desirable, things tend to go off track. But there is often a way around such lows. It is your duty as a manager to help your staff do better without being a slave driver. Here are five proven ways to give them a boost.
1. Provide what they need.
Let’s begin from your own side of the table: have you given your staff the resources they need to work well? These resources could be educational materials to help them learn new techniques, to
One of your priorities for business growth this year is your staff, and getting the best out of them is highly dependent on your people management skills.
Management is primarily about relationships and these relationships help define the quality of the work employees do, their development and the evolution of a positive culture within your business.
An efficient manager knows how to connect with staff and guide them toward becoming leaders themselves. It’s hard work, but we have some pointers that’ll set you on the right path.