After getting a small business loan, hiring more employees, and expanding business operations, you’ve overcome many challenges of meeting your business goals. However, when it comes to making your employees more productive, there’s more to it than just hiring those who look good on paper. According to Inc., there are a number of reasons employees may be unproductive. Whether you have new hires or are looking to make your team more productive, here are a few tips to better manage effectively:
Value your employees
The people you hire are more than just a resume. Getting to know your employees – their aspirations, challenges, interests and capabilities – can help you as an employer know the value of these people, and in turn, make them feel valued. When employees feel more connected with their place of work, they can air out any grievances and feel more confident, comfortable and appreciated. This attitude is better for productivity.
It is essential that as a business owner and employer you are clear about your expectations from your employees. Different jobs will have an impact on the business, and it’s important to communicate those effects to your employees. Keeping employees informed about the business with honesty and openness, especially things that impact their jobs, is a great idea.
Help your employees
As a small business owner, you wear many hats, but asking your employees how you can pitch in is a great way to manage. Instead of walking around, look for small ways to engage yourself in the operations to see how your employees are doing and check in. This simple gesture of asking how you can help out is something that your employees will appreciate and benefit from. You can help them do a better job and have more time for the next project.