Get the best of your employees
I guess it wouldn’t be out of place to say that your staff are the key to your success; they can make or break your organization. It therefore stands to reason to ensure that you give your employees the best tools to enable them to achieve their best. This can be done by encouraging them to bring the best out in them. Find below four simple ways to bring out the best in your staff.
- If you get the chance and it is feasible, try to have a morning briefing session every morning with your staff. This enables you to connect with your staff and align on the days, weeks and months objectives. The morning briefing can also serve as an opportunity to motivate your workforce, particularly those who suffer from the morning blues. The fact of the matter is your employees are not only the face of your business, they are your business. They represent you, so what better way to ensure that your team show your best self and what you stand for by pouring a bit of yourself into them every morning.
- According to monster.com the vision of the organisation should be featured prominently and enthusiastically in all leadership communications with all team members. When employees have clarity around their company’s purpose they understand how to prioritise their work, more importantly, they can see how the work they do each day contributes to something bigger and directly helps them to advance the organisation’s goals. Therefore, set clear goals with the staff and for the organization and ensure that all members are clear of what is expected of them.
- Get a bit personal with your staff. Of course, we do not mean getting so personal that you know what they ate the night before and you know exactly how many past relationships they have had, no. What we are talking about is finding out how staff are getting on and what their aspirations are alsoin relation to their job. Staff need to know that they work for a company that is interested in them as a person which is incidentally why the occasional dinner is never a wasted spend, it is a great way for staff and bosses to bond.
- Inspire an environment where feedback is encouraged. We all know that feedback is an opportunity to bring change in a positive way even if it comes in the way of a complaint. Very often your staff are the mouthpiece of the customer and can tell you what areas need to be addressed and improved upon. Therefore ensure that there is that openness as it is critical to your business.
The real way to bring out the best in your employees is by communicating and encouraging them and letting them know the contribution they make towards the ultimate success of the company. The more you engage them they more you get their buy in, if you are currently doing this and you do not see any positive question then maybe you need to think about whether indeed you have the right person working for you.