Not many employees are ever happy with their bosses. It is like employees have sworn to hate bosses but to be fair to them, bosses are generally not ‘ideal’. Some bosses focus solely on the company and tend to forget their employees. Others tend to take their employees for granted. You may be a good boss in that you work for the welfare of your company but you should strive to be better by thinking about your employees, too.
Here are tips to help you out:
Your Focus Should be on People
Numbers are important, yes, but people are more important than numbers. You should know that numbers will shine only when you are able to manage people first. Coach your people so that they perform better. Focus on them instead of focusing on the numbers.
When it comes to measuring your employees, you have to be simple. You have to measure them so that you realize how well they are performing. Your measurements should be based on what you are trying to encourage in each employee. All your metrics should be so simple that one glance should make things clear to you.
As a boss you have to keep your emotions in check. You should never, ever vent out on your employees. Employees are generally prepared to face anger and frustration because they understand that you are human, too, and you need an outlet. They understand that you might just blow up when you hear bad news but that gives you no reason to do just that.
This is because a blow up can wound your employee. I am not saying you should bring the change immediately. I know it will take a lot of time. But, as a general rule, you should understand that you shouldn’t vomit your emotions on your employees.
If you want to pay only average wages, you should be ready to employ only average employees. For above average employees, you will have to compensate above average. Don’t be under the impression that you can get great employees to work for you for less. We live in the age of the Internet where hiding anything is very difficult. Employees are well informed and they know where they will get their talent’s worth.
One Employee = One Priority
Don’t give one employee ten tasks and tell him that ALL of them are priority. That is not how it works. Having some employees multitask is okay but you can’t tell him that all the tasks are important. Give him one priority task ONLY.
Strive to be a better boss starting immediately.
Being a good boss is not enough. You should strive to be a better boss in every way. Keeping your employees happy will help you increase productivity of your business with ease. Keep that in mind at all times and ensure that you give your employees the best environment to work in.
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