You have a team of skilled employees and you want them to be successful. You want them to enjoy working for you and you want them to be knowledgable and have confidence in the work they do. They should know what they’re doing and be able to think on the spot when it’s required. Ultimately, you want them to always do the best for your business. You hired them because you believed in them, you pay them as well as you can, and now’s the time for you to give them everything they need to do the right work for you.
If you’re an employer who doesn’t quite know how to fully utilize the skills of the people who work for you, here are a few of the resources you can provide to help them succeed.
Give Them the Office Layout
Your employees need to feel encouraged when they’re at work. They need to feel like they’ve got everything and everyone they need around them. They need to know they’re not isolated and forced to work on their own with little to no resources. Too often employees will be located in closed off, private cubicle like working spaces that enforce that kind of oppressive atmosphere.
Try to open your office up. Give people communal working spaces and encourage the need to collaborate with their colleagues. Two heads are better than one, after all! As the boss, you always need to encourage a culture of teamwork. It’s one of the main things that make a business thrive.
Give Them a Network
Networking is always going to be an effective business tool, mostly because it keeps the people who work for you in touch with the other people who can assist them when needed. Not only that but if your team is scattered all over different work sites, they’re going to need some kind of instant messaging capability. Even just a regular WhatsApp group chat can work well.
It’s not only the human connection you should try to provide, but a knowledge-based one too. You can set up some Online Brand Guidelines, providing a center of information for your employees to have access to. They will be able to access this package no matter where they are. If you have remote workers, everyone will be able to stay on the same page while they’re at work.
Give Them a Training Program
Offer regular training programs for your team so they can keep their skills up to date. When employees have the opportunity to gain new skills and flourish with them, a lot more work can get done. Try not to make every course mandatory. Some employees may not want to attend and can resent it if they’re forced to. Do make sure there’s a collective interest in the training you’re offering otherwise it’ll just be a waste of money. Ask your staff what type of training they would like to receive. However, don’t guarantee you can offer it. Check the budget and include what you can afford in your business plan.
These are just a few of the resources you can provide for your team to help them succeed. When you take care of your team, morale will be higher and they will be more productive. More productivity can equal more sales for your business. Now that’s definitely a win for you and your team!
Carolyn R. Owens has over 25 years of proven experience and serves as a Career Strategist, Leadership and Life Coach. She is the Chairwoman and CEO of Infinity Coaching, Inc. where they help you up-level your skills so you can up-level your income. Infinity Coaching, Inc. provides one-on-one and group coaching, organizational training, and personality assessments. Carolyn is certified to give both The Energy Leadership Index Assessment and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment. You can find out more about both assessments and other products and services athttps://www.infinitycoaching.net.