As every successful business owner and manager knows and understands, their employees are the proverbial backbone of the company and as a result, should always be afforded the utmost respect and gratitude.
Navigating through the turbulent business climate currently affected by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has meant that your employees have had to commit to the business, and even sometimes set aside their own fears and worries about the virus in order to support your company.
Continue reading to learn some of the top tips and techniques in order to get the very best from your employees in 2023.
Be Genuine And Honest
One of the simplest ways to improve your effectiveness as a manager and to subsequently receive higher levels of both commitment and productivity from the entirety of your workforce is to be as open, honest, and genuine as possible when communicating with both individuals and the team as a whole.
Your employees deserve transparency, especially during these uncertain times and the more authentic and genuine you are with your workforce, the more they will want to support, help, and work for you to reach your goals together.
Maximize Your Employees’ Emotional Wellbeing
A happy employee is a productive one and therefore spending time figuring out ways to improve each individual’s work/life balance can substantially improve levels of productivity and efficiency within your workforce.
One of the best ways to assist in improving and centralizing the emotional health and wellbeing of your employees with regard to their attitudes and feelings surrounding their job role is to invest in the installation of an innovative and incredibly beneficial employee assistance program. Benefits of such a program include, but are categorically in no way limited to the following:
- The saving of monies related to poor performance from your workforce
- A vast improvement in productivity levels
- A significant reduction in absenteeism
- Increased feelings of self-worth in each individual
- 24/7 support for each and every employee
- The provision of unique and incredibly valuable insights for yourself and your managers into the emotional wellbeing of your workforce
Regularly Assess Their Performance
Another incredibly effective way to get more out of each and every employee within your company is to set aside allotted time slots once or twice a year to hold informal one-to-one meetings with your employees.
Understandably, it may not always be practical for you yourself to hold each meeting, in which case it is also perfectly acceptable to have your department heads meet with the members of staff within their jurisdiction. It is worth noting, however, that wherever possible it should be yourself that talks to your employees, as communication is of the utmost importance when wanting to motivate and energize a workforce.
There is a myriad of advantages to holding regular one-to-one meetings with your employees, including the establishment and nurturing of team loyalty, the mutually beneficial nature of the meeting, and the ability to deliver personal and meaningful feedback on both sides.