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]
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]