Going An Extra Mile In Their Shoes: Making Employees…
Running an efficient business isn’t without its challenges, not least when it comes to your employees. You need to ensure that you motivate them in the right way, but if you micromanage, or become more dictatorial in your dealings, this will backfire on you. What is the priority for your employees? Making them feel secure in the organisation and within their roles. This isn’t as difficult as you would think. In fact, it takes a handful of simple components that work together as a whole.
Ensuring You Know What You’re Doing!
No employee wants to feel like they’re working in an unstable organization. It all stems from you, not just in terms of how you lead, but providing everything that adds up to show you know what you’re doing. In small organisations, we can make mistakes on a regular basis, but what’s important is that we learn from them. When it comes to regulatory compliance or the legal rules, we can find them to be a frustrating aspect that we have to pay lip service to. But there are so many resources out there that can help you. Websites like QuestCover.com provide health and safety training services, so it’s not just making sure that you keep on top of the compliance, but also this can contribute to a feeling of security in your employees.
Making Them Feel Special
Your employees need to feel that they are part of the team. If you have an employee that’s not secure in their surroundings, this will filter into their work and productivity and will develop a negative mindset. It’s important that you recognise your employees for their efforts and ensure that they are doing it for a real purpose. Go out of your way to show your appreciation; it’s a little thing, but it works wonders.
Honesty And Integrity
Nobody likes being lied to. It’s important for you as a leader, and for the business as a whole, to bring a sense of honesty and integrity to everything you do. An open door policy is one of those things that go a long way to help with this. You can find out more information on establishing an open door policy on Insperity.com to get you started. And an open door policy from the perspective of an employee shows you are a boss that’s hands-on. These days, a holistic method of operating is essential and this is one component that pushes you in that direction.
Providing Them With Progression
While it’s important to provide your employees with the perks of the job, they want to feel within the organisation that there is actually scope for progression. It’s very rare that employees decide that they want to stay where they are for the rest of their career. People join an organisation in the hope that they can progress up the ranks, and it should be a natural part of their life in your business because nobody wants to stay stagnant in one role for 20 or 30 years.
It’s not just about peace of mind; it’s about showing your employees that you’re willing to go that extra mile so they will stick by you, especially when times are tough.