Small Biz Tip: People Management: Motivating Employees

Tips from August 6, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss people management: motivating employees. Communicate your vision of the company. Explain the mission & goals. Remind employees to enhance importance of the company. Involve employees in special projects they're normally not assigned to. Allow them to be creative & show you value their opinions. Allow flexibility in some situations, such as a new baby, death, or illness. It will give employees encouragement to trust you. Reward your employees. Any size reward acknowledges you're thankful for their work & accomplishments. It's the thought that counts. Daily Overview: Boosting morale doesn't have to put a hole in your wallet. Show respect & your employees will work. [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: People Management: Being an Efficient Delegator

Tips from August 3, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss people management: being an efficient delegator. Evaluate strengths & weaknesses of your staff to effectively delegate work. Match their skills & talents to the work you assign. Ask yourself if your employees are READY & ABLE to take on tasks you delegate. Look at the history of their work & worth ethic. Understand the scope of their current duties.  Dumping more & more work on an already busy employee only demotivates them. Don't delegate all your work to "workhorses." They will burn out from too much work & not allow others to demonstrate abilities. Daily Overview: Give people assignments you both know they can handle, but also delegate work they can/should learn to do. [Read Full Article]