05 Mar 4 Ways To Make Your Employees Rock Stars
Startups usually require employees to wear several hats. It can require long hours, sacrifice and courage. It is necessary for employees, owners and partners to have positive attitudes to deal with the many challenges that can hit a new startup company.
Trying to find ways to make your employees happy? Here are three ways to make your employees rock stars…
Get to Know Them
These are the people that will be working day in and day out with you. These are the people that you might have to ask to go out of their comfort zones and try something that might be new to them. Much like a piece of pottery is shaped at the wheel, the job of an employee in a startup is not black and white and will have to be shaped along the way, which will require trust. Get to know your employee to build this trust. Find out what their strengths and weaknesses are. Find out what they are passionate about and see how you can create a position that not only gets the job done but they can fully put themselves into.
Keep it Positive
Everyone can feel affected by the day-in and day-out grind that comes along with starting a company. It’s always good to hear something positive and encouraging during the work day. Don’t forget to say thank you and highlight when something does something awesome. Build the confidence of your employees and they will give you their best work.
Show Them the Big Picture
Helping people to see the big picture or strategy is a great way to help them feel motivated when tasks are difficult and deadlines are approaching. Pull the curtains back and show everyone what they are working towards and how success will benefit everyone. Sharing what goes on behind the scenes can help to build morale and the strength of your team.
We all feel more valued when we are listened to in our everyday relationships, and that can apply to those you are working with as well. Take the time to listen to their needs and let them know it is okay to share what they are thinking. Who knows? You might discover a really great solution to a problem, find out how to make your business run efficiently because of their unique point of view and uncover great ideas along the way. Help them come up with positive solutions and implement them to make your team feel heard and valued.
Ready to make your employees happy?
Creating a team of rock stars by making your team feel important, getting to know them, and listening is just the beginning to having a team that dominates. Planting these positive seeds in your team will continue to bear fruit down the road.