30 Aug Are your Employees Leaders or Exceptional Followers?
The goal of every company regardless of the size of the organization is to maximize resources for financial gains. So, how can you accomplish this with some of the many barriers that arise daily? The way that you can do this is to have an elite workforce that is highly motivated and highly trained. There are many ways to accomplish this, but the biggest way is by having key leaders in key positions. That being said, training and leadership development can make all the difference in the world towards positive retention numbers, and the growth of the company.
In today’s workplace, everyone wants to contribute in some way or another. There are some who just show up to work to do the minimum and go home. However, the majority wants to make a difference if you allow them. The important step is allowing employees to reach their full potential in the organization, and allowing them to grow with the company towards meeting short and long-term goals. Having a clear-cut plan, a vision, and direction, is also equally important so that they know exactly what to do and how to do it in every situation.
So how do you get the most out of your employees with budget restrictions and low morale among employees in some cases? One way that you achieve the results desired is by giving employees the opportunity to fail or succeed. When you do this you allow the teams to succeed. One of the problems I see is that some managers are afraid to delegate authority, and trust someone to get the job done. You would be surprised at the results if you allowed the employees that you hired to overcome challenges and succeed. This may not happen the first or second time, but it will happen if you allow it to. Your job as a manager and or leader is to guide the ship through the murky waters, and come out with positive gains in the process without employee attrition.
Lastly, a successful organization fills it staff with diversity, innovation, and a career ladder for employees to develop through the ranks. When you invest in your employees the results are limitless, and are felt in future earning statements. Everything is about having a balance and being consistent, which helps ensure that your organization has enough quality leaders and followers who contribute every single day. One thing to remember is that your employees know when they are valued and appreciated at work. So, I recommend taking advantage of every opportunity to advance your employees, and take the personal bias out of effective communication and teamwork.