Although there may be an exception to the rule, most employees want to perform at a high level. They take pride in what they do and want to feel like an integral part of your team. You can help them accomplish that goal by creating a positive employee management program. Learning how to manage and retain high-quality employees will play an important role in the success of your business.
[Supervisors]…frequently overlook the fact that effective performance management has much more to do with building productive working relationships with your employees and less to do with the process requirements.
Start your program by changing the way you interact with your employees by implementing these three strategies.
1. Value Their Ideas. Take a moment or two to listen when an employee explains an idea or expresses a concern. You may not be able to rectify the situation or act on it immediately, but by taking the time to listen -- and then following up with action if applicable -- you will build trust between you and your employee.
2. Recognize Quality Performance. Don't be the boss who only delivers bad news or consistently critiques employees. Instead make an effort to recognize great work and let the employee know how their effort is contributing to the success of the company. This approach is especially effective when an employee's accomplishment is above and beyond expectations.
3. Be open. Foster an environment of trust by being open and honest with your workers. Share your concerns, hopes or goals when appropriate and in a way that lets your employee know you are human. People perform better when they do not have to pretend to be someone they are not. When you are authentic your employees are more likely to respect and support you.
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