As a business owner, there will always be the need to hire employees. Whether it be your family or complete strangers with the credentials needed to work within your business. With that being said common sense always tells us to KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES HAPPY. As with anything; there are facts and myths concerning productivity linked with someones mood. Here are two basic questions to ask yourself, that can help keep a healthy relationship with employees and help see greater work results in the process.
- Do you INSPIRE your employees?
A rarely asked question but a crucial one nonetheless. The work world is run by inspiration alone. Why I say this you may ask? Because even if your employees primary goal may not rest with YOUR company IT IS connected with your company. They work via inspiration gained from what they aspire to do. Thus making inspiring a MUST! Your employees look up to you whether you know it or not; You have an established business, they see the company doing well THEY ARE INSPIRED! They see that the harder you work the better the results. Their work ethics will therefor increase making their work prolific.
- Do you show APPRECIATION for their hard work?
Sometimes a paycheck just isn’t enough. There is always that one employee who goes above and beyond the job assignment. More times than most they do it simply because they enjoy what they do. A THANK YOU will never go unnoticed.
Inspiration and appreciation goes a long way; you inspire, your employees stay motivated and work hard. BUT keep in mind STAY HUMBLE! It is one thing to motivate and another to brag about your success! They help fuel your success and it tends to bring someone down when they feel their work isn’t appreciated! Give it and try and see the results!