Everyone wants to be a great boss while still motivating their employees towards their goals and the goals of the business. Your company’s success will rely on the passion and talents of the people around you, especially if you are an entrepreneur. Remember that when you go above and beyond for the people around you, they will do the same for you. Your employees will also take personal accountability for projects within the business.
1) Educate and Delegate
If you look at the big picture, happy employees work and feel better than those that feel underappreciated. Use these ideas to help shape how you treat your team and you will see your organization and the work relationships inside flourish.
Your team is the foundation of your business. Make sure that they have the support and resources to grow in the positions that they have. Offer training, recommend programs, or just check in with them to see how they are doing. By showing your staff that you believe in them and are invested in their future, you are strengthening the whole team.
2) Enthusiasm Goes a Long Way
If you aren’t excited about your company and your purpose, there is no way that your employees will be, too. Take the time to make a weekly or monthly meeting where you let them know what is going on with the whole organization. Make it a point to have the team share what they are excited about as well. Feeling momentum and progress you have can make the difference in reaching your business goals.
3) Recognize Your Staff
Showing people you care is essential to the health of your business. It is probably safe to assume if you work for a common goal that you also will share common interests, so let that be a core bond you share. Here are a few ideas:
- Speak up when you see someone putting themselves out on a limb for the organization
- Bring in treats if you know your employees love snacking during the day
- Start a weekly email with ‘wins’ your team has made
- Have a monthly outing (check out these ideas)
Make work a place where ideas can be shared freely and people want to be. It goes without saying that you should not treat others like they are below you. Your team is your best support, treat them like it!
If you honestly and authentically show your employees that you care about their well-being you are on the right track. When the time comes that you need your team to follow through, they will know they have the backup to get the job done.