There is something very special about a highly performing team.
It’s not just in the fact that their output is significantly higher than other teams, their error rate is lower and their productivity rate is on or better than target.
What is most significant is that they seem to have an uncanny sense of what is going ...
Being a boss isn’t always an easy task.
As a person managing multiple employees, you are forced to deal with a wide variety of personalities. Furthermore, at the end of the day, you are the one responsible for the productivity of your team.
If you are having problems motivating your employees, you may be able to produce ...
Burnout can be an issue for many employees and business owners, it can often be hard to spot but the damage it does to your business can be quite severe.
Research suggests there are five phases of burnout which staff experience
Honeymoon stage. I Love my Job and nothing can phase me!
Stress onset. I Love my Job ...
Bonuses can be a great motivation tool, even for employees of the smallest business. They can also be a waste of money. How they are planned and administered makes all the difference.
Properly administered bonuses can reinforce behaviour that will lead your company to success by rewarding people for making a specific contribution to the organization. ...
A good team is more than just a group of people working well together.
Just because individuals work well together doesn’t necessarily make them a team – in fact, there are examples of groups of highly intelligent individuals performing more poorly as a team than as individuals!
A team is a group of people who ...
So you already get the link, don’t you? It is a fact that the average business owner spends more time training their pet, be it a dog, a cat or even a Guinea pig than they do their staff.
Nothing brings down the atmosphere of a workplace more than diminished employee morale. Fortunately, it’s not hard to keep morale high – you just need to recognise your employees with appreciation and rewards. Giving them positive reinforcement will help them to love their jobs and enjoy coming to work each day, which in turn will ...
Your small business is growing, the market has a need for the product or service you are selling, and you are bringing in employees to expand your business. What could possibly go wrong? The answer is, a lot, if you do not hire the right person.
One of the differences between businesses that boom and those ...
An effective planning session takes advantage of the strengths and expertise of people from your entire organization and gives your staff a stake in the future direction of your company.
Facilitating this kind of session requires you to set clear ground rules and motivate all participants to contribute.
Use the steps here to involve staff in your ...
Do you consider staff appraisals important? Is it the job that gets pushed to the side as there are way too many other more important tasks needing your attention.
In a busy working environment of meeting deadlines and balancing workloads perhaps the most overlooked benefit to staff is to give an opportunity for our employees and ...