Tips originally broadcast on December 1, 2008
The Small Business tips today will be about handling your employees.
- Initiate frequent and frank discussions regarding performance expectations, teamwork, leadership styles and company performance.
- Ignoring workplace challenges can cause an employee to lose their commitment to performance. Ignorance is NOT bliss.
- Most important: tell your employees often if they do something well. A simple "good job" goes a long way towards a boost in morale.
- Offer perks. In my office we have Free Pizza Friday and leave early on Fridays. If you can, give a bonus for exceptional work.
Daily Overview: If you take care of your employees, they'll take care of you and stick with you for long haul.
I post small business tips on my Twitter account each day, Monday through Friday. This is a reposting of those tips.