Whilst it is important that you hire the right fit for the various positions and job roles in your organisation, it's also very important that you work hard to create a work environment that retains employees, so that they can work with you to build a great organization.
I hope you'll find the follwoing tips useful as an employer, manager or administrator.
1. Recruit employees that are a food fit for the organization you are building.
Work hard at making your recruitment process one that attracts talented and enthusiastic individuals to join your organization.
Are thery excited about your organistion's vision and mission? Do they see themselves in it, working and making their contribution, while getting rewarded for doing so?
2. Make adjustments to accomodate the employees you have hired.
Whilst you have your vision and lofty goals, the entrance of employees to join your organisation requires that you make the necessary adjustments to accomodate them. Put a system in place that aids their productivity. If you require that your employees be creative, do you give them the room to actually exhibit their creativity? Do you listen to them and the suggstions they ahve to make in their roles towards the growth of the organization?
So many times at interviews, candidates are told how much the organistion desires them to be creative and innovative. They get into the organisation and the same organisation that asked them to come with their creativity, suddenly stalls them.
There is a need to provide work materials needed to make employees productive and creative.
3. Make mentorship a part of your organisation's culture.
Mentoring your employees to develop them for great performance should not be restricted to appraisal reviews. It should be done as often as it is needed to build a great team. Direcives should abe given and support rendered to each employee if you must get the best from them.
4. Promote teamwork.
While individual employees have goals to achieve for the organisation, the oreintation must emphasise the corparate goals.
Always promote a cuture that encourages teamwork and not toxicitywhile the employees go about achieving goals. Have team spirit as one of the criteria you evlaute your staff on.
5. Keep remnding them about your vision and mission.
It's important that all your employees connect to your vision and mission. So, there's a need to keep reminding them about it. Let them see themselves in it, and what speciifc roles they'd contribute to make the vision a reality daily. This should start from the onboarding process and continue even when they have become conformed memebers of your organization.
6. Coach them out oftheir comfort zones.
Even the best of employees can be stretched to perfprm beyond their imagination if the skills of coaching are rightfully applied. Coaching unlocks their potentials and I can say this works very well because I have used it as a manager and an administrator to make my team members achieve more than they thought they could.
7. Create a sense of belonging for everyone.
While some employees may work more closely with you than the others, everyone needs to feel a sense of belonging. Even f you would not mplemnt the ieas they bring, let them know you value them. Approach things in a manner that conveys clearly to everyone that no one is more special than the others.
8. Find time for leisure as a team
While I encourage lots of hardwork from everyone, I'm also qick these days to recommend a work-life balance. It's important that you find the time to relax, not just individually, but as a team.
I hope you found this post helpful.
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