There is no better time than now to look at your existing processes and systems to work out if you need a make over. Too often we get caught up in what we are doing, without taking the time to do an honest appraisal of our efficiencies. The technology available to your business and your staff will be a game changer and provide opportunities for efficiencies and significant cost savings.
Change is constant. To attract the very best staff, you will need a culture where they feel valued. People are not numbers that fill a gap. They want to feel like they are contributing and adding value to something. Vision statements do not instil culture.
Culture comes from providing an environment with the right opportunities to contribute and one in which the staff feel engaged. Staff need to feel challenged. Staff are not a bum on a seat and if you have to wait till the end of the year for performance reviews, you are simply doing it wrong. Set weekly tasks and give your staff the support and the freedom to deliver these task with the opportunity to show initiative and innovation. If your people work best at 3 am in the morning or 7 pm at night, provide them with the tools an opportunity to do this. Don’t measure your staff by their existence at a desk in an office, measure them by their outputs and their results.
Many managers struggle with these ideas. The reason they struggle with this is that it challenges the core principles of management that have been around since the start of the industrial revolution. Retaining the best staff will become more and more challenging. Talented employees stay because they are:
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