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.
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
How do you become the employer that everyone wants to work for? Employees now expect a lot more from employers – it’s no longer ‘just a job’. But can they be fussy in hard times? An employer of choice is an organisation that cares for individual employees and is concerned about their careers and wellbeing.
Having the very special skill of being able to motivate and inspire your employees will have significant effects on your business; amongst other things, productivity will increase which in turn improves profitability.
All business owners are considered to be motivators, it just depends how well you do it. If you have the skill then it will ...
Motivating employees is one of the greatest challenges that a business owner experiences, here are a few tips that you may find useful.
Firstly, be sure you’re setting a good example of cheerfulness and don’t let your own moods distract employees from their work. Develop your listening skills, this means using active listening to its fullest ...