Whether your business only employs a few or you have many individuals being a good manager and owner is key.
That said are there steps you may want to consider taking to do a better job of managing employees?
Keep in mind that being a good manager of others is important, especially when you run the company.
So, where might you look to improve?
Getting the Most Out of Your Workers
As you think about some possible ways you could be a better manager, here are few tips to ponder:
- Being around for years – When you had small business dreams and then became an owner, you likely felt good. With that in mind, you want to be a first-rate manager. This is so that the odds increase of your small business being around for many years to come. If you are not that good at managing people, it can reflect in the health of your business. From disgruntled workers to customers, you could be on the outside looking in before too long. That is when it comes to running a company.
- Know that no two employees are the same – You may have heard that saying that no two cats are alike. It is like there are no two identical human fingerprints. That said employees come in a variety of forms. That being what you are dealing with, do your best to manage each person as an individual and not as one big unit. One of the keys to a more successful business is when you hire the right people and put them in the proper positions. Get the best and brightest employees and see where they best fit within your company.
- Give workers incentives – Finally, you can’t blame a worker if they are not all that motivated working for you. This would be when you give them little reason to do so. Sure, they should be happy and thankful they have a job to begin with. That said make it so there are incentives in place for workers to strive to be the best. When most employees have a chance to excel and move up the company ladder; odds are they will give it their all. It is also important to be as transparent as possible with your employees. For example, if you get to a point where you have intentions to sell your company, be as candid with your team as you can be. Yes, certain details will likely be kept from them due to the sensitivity involved. More times than not, this will focus on finances. That said you want to be upfront when you can to give employees more of an idea on what is taking place. Letting them have a chance to either go with the new owner should a sale occur and they are welcomed or moving on is key.
As you review how better to manage your team, does anything stand out where you know you can do better starting now?