Small Biz Tip: People Management: Recognition & Rewards

Tips from August 7, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss people management: recognition & rewards. Specify reward criteria. Define expectations. Explain your qualifications. Make the reward criteria clear to rule out favoritism. Say Thank You! Simple. Short. To the Point. It acknowledge small & major successes & validates the importance of others' work. Boost self esteem. Foster intrinsic rewards & make people proud, excited & enjoy their work by giving constructive criticism. For a long term impact, reward all employees who meet the criteria. The more rewards, the more satisfied & encouraged employees. Daily Overview: Good recognition & rewards provide employees with a fair return for their efforts & motivate for the future. [Read Full Article]

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]