25 Nov What is Driving Your Bottom Line; Employees or Employees?
Have you looked at a financial statement recently? Do you like what you see and if you do how did you get there? More likely than not the reason that you will have the success or the future success you expect will be because of the work of your entire workforce. They are the reason why your bottom line is what it is, good or bad. Invest in your employees and see your financials skyrocket.
It may not happen right away, but it will happen. “The seeds that you plant today will blossom in the spring”. The more that you give the more that you will receive from your employees. When your employees feel appreciated and valued, you will know. If your employees are resentful and feel unimportant you will know. There are two ways to find out how your employees feel about you. You either ask in the form of a job satisfaction survey (not very reliable in most cases) or you look at your financial statements (can be deceiving).
If your production is down and sales are down, there is a reason. If your projections are off and your results are lower than last year, there is a reason. Your employees are like batteries to your organization. If you do not charge and take care of them, your entire structure could collapse eventually from neglect. You have the power to change that internally to get the results that you forecast in terms of production, customer service, sales, distribution, outputs, etc. Below are seven best practices to help you get a grip on engaging your employees every day.
7 Ways to Engage your Employees
- Trust your team
- Create a culture of consistency
- Train, Train, Train
- Be compassionate and understanding to their needs
- Give positive verbal feedback as a reward for a job well done
- Lead by example
- Give clear feedback every time
As you can see, there are many ways to impact how your employees view you and the organization that they work for. You can make their employment with your company either a successful experience or an experience that leaves them resentful. You as a front line manager or leader have the tools to help employees “drink the company Kool-Aid”, so to speak. They want to be productive and they want to be valued in the workplace. That is why employee engagement is essential to your growth. When does Happy Friday start in your office?