Impression without expression is equal to depression
Employees are the company’s greatest asset. They are your competitive advantage you want to attract and retain the best, provide them with encouragement, stimulus and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company vision.
Listed below are some of the key principles to guide our action to get the best from them;
- Good work should be rewarded: Reward for good work can take the form of a simple letter to the staff concerned thanking him or her for their valuable contribution, it can take the form of promotion, cash bonus, step increase, a certificate or telling the staff concerned publicly that he or she has done a good job.
- Make sure your staff understands what is expected of them: Unless they know what you expect of them, it will be very difficult for them to perform effectively. Provide clear targets by which their performance can be measured.
- Staff should work in a safe and healthy environment: Do not expect much from your staff unless they feel safe in their work environment. A healthy environment makes for a healthy mind and healthy behavior
- Poor performance deserves constructive criticism: Do not condone poor performance. Criticize the poor performer constructively and in private. You can adopt PCP (Praise, Criticize and Praise) strategy
- Give your staff opportunity to improve themselves: Mind rejuvenation is necessary if staff efficiency, productivity and moral are to be kept at the peak. Staff development is a managerial duty and if properly done, brings a great amount of benefits to both the staff and the organization.
- Keep your staff informed of any changes so that they have a sense of security and trust in the organization
- Respect and treat your staff as human beings and not as number or workforce.
In fact recognition is the greatest motivator
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret