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.
Along with eye-roll-worthy expressions like ‘back to the drawing board’ and ‘get the ball rolling’, the term ‘big picture’ has been overused in corporate lingo to the point that it has almost lost its meaning.
What’s the big picture, really?
The big picture is just another expression for vision, and there is no leadership without it.
Vision is a clear picture of where your business should be, an impression of the future you’re working toward that gets you and your employees excited and keeps you motivated.
Running a business alone can be backbreaking. As a solo entrepreneur, you are required to juggle several roles, often without anyone to take the load off you. This is hard on the body, the mind and the pocket, and many one-person businesses crash even before they’ve really taken off. For would-be solo entrepreneurs who cannot wait to start their business and those who have already begun their entrepreneurial journey, here’s a survival guide to run with.