Why do some companies consistently enjoy high employee productivity, low turnover and a workforce that is willing to go the extra mile? It’s simple: show members of your workforce that you truly appreciate and value their efforts. Lead by example and you’ll find appreciation quickly becomes contagious. The result: high employee morale, increased productivity and a thriving business.
Below is a link to my booklet, “101 Winning Tips: How to Make Your Employees HAPPY as you BOOST Productivity and Profits.”
It’s an easy reference guide that will help company managers improve the employer-employee relationship. Quick, simple tips include:
Give clear direction. It’s up to you to make sure the employee understands a task, not up to them to mind-read. Value employees by making it easy for them to succeed.
Respect all your employees. Put-downs and sarcasm hurt people. Teasing usually pleases the teaser far more than the teasee. Treat everyone with courtesy.
Be true to your word. Whatever you promise, big or small, deliver it. If you can’t deliver, proactively seek an equally attractive alternative and explain the situation honestly. The more you deliver on your promises, the more your employees will deliver for you.
Support employee personal needs as your budget permits, from the simple – stamps & greeting cards available for sale at the receptionist’s desk, the local laundry offers pick-up & delivery service, to the complex — onsite child care, a gym, an ATM.
Praise specifically. “The way you summarized the Smith meeting in your report was very concise, very helpful. Thanks.” “Fixing the timing mechanism so quickly got us back on track for that big order. Thank you.” Specific praise is more meaningful than general.
Fix the problem, not the blame. The employee knows he/she has messed up. More lambasting only demoralizes your employee further. Move on to problem solving as quickly as possible.
Here’s the link: