“Treat an employee like they make a difference and they will” – Jim Goodnight, CEO SAS.
You should know that your behavior towards your employee is of utmost importance if you want them to perform well. The success of your business depends on your employees. This is because they are the ones who work for you. Hence, it’s essential that you get the best out of your employees but at the same time, ensure that they are satisfied and happy to work for your company. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your employees.
You need to be open to suggestions and solutions from your employees and need to incorporate them wherever applicable. This will make your employees perceive that you consider their views and opinions as important. Furthermore, it helps you to build a good rapport with your employees.
Having casual discussions or maybe in-office activities helps you to know your employees better. This will make them trust you more and hence, have a better bonding. When you share your thoughts and have general discussions, be open by sharing your experiences and providing inputs such as what did you do when you faced the same situation or how did you help the management when the company was in crisis. Being open about your thoughts and experiences will bring your employees closer to your thought process.
As a senior, you should delegate the project work to your team and help them work on it by giving some tips and also a head start on that project. This will create a sense of responsibility among your employees, and your team will gain more knowledge as well as experience.
Having an ideal workplace for an employee is what makes them comfortable and plays an important role in their betterment. You should always consider taking employee’s feedback before implementing any decisions. In this way, you get a proper feedback about any decisions. By doing this, you will know what the employees expect from the company and it helps to make a collaborative decision. As a result, the employees will work in an efficient and effective manner.
You should be an example to your employees at your workplace. Employees will not work as you want them to till you set an example for them. For instance, be enthusiastic for achieving the company’s goals or hitting the target for the week. This kind of positivity will make your employees get on-board and achieve those targets. Good vibes from you reach your employees and hence, make them work better.
Employees should be rewarded based on their performance. You can have monetary rewards such as incentives or increments and non-monetary rewards such as appreciating or awarding them. It is basic human nature to get motivated and work more efficiently when one gets rewarded. Hence, rewarding employees will enhance their productivity.
Employees are an integral part of your organization and without their support and work, you cannot succeed. In case, you need some help in getting the best out of your employees it is advised to consult professionals.