When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Stand by your staff wherever possible in alliance with your business philosophy and support where at all possible.
Over time you’ll learn what works for different members of your team. For some it is just an encouraging word. Is there more? Do you offer a staff incentive? Extra staff trainings on sales, your product lines, customer appreciation? Staff discount? Treatment exchange program? Different things are motivating to different people and personalities!
Include your staff in varied types of decision making where you can. Find better ways of doing things and ask for their input. Implement their ideas where you can and delegate responsibility where you can.
Foster and all inclusive environment and support a team atmosphere. You know the saying,”Many hands make light work”. This also lends to a sense of belonging and who doesn’t want to work in a business that is achieving the extraordinary?
Reward and Honor!
Do you have systems in place to reward and honor them for special achievements or ideas that have brought success or furthered the business?
Don’t get me wrong! Encouragement is earned. It is sincere, specific, honest and should come straight from your heart. Think of someone who has been an encouragement to you. Follow their example and pay it forward and make a difference in their life and in your business!
Tags: Business Management, Encouragment