If you weren’t already convinced that having a positive corporate culture is essential to your company’s success, especially if you’re planning to sell your business at some point, here is one more reason to develop a culture that makes other CEOs jealous: fewer leaks. [Read more…]
Last week we discussed the foundation of employee motivation, which is trust. In order for an employee to be motivated at all, they must first have faith in their manager and the company they work for, believing that upper management and the owners will follow through on their promises. Once you’ve established trust with your staff, you can then do other things to improve your staff’s motivation. We’ll focus on how to motivate today. [Read more…]
One key to growing your business and motivating is understanding what truly motivates your staff. If you are like most managers, the first thing you’ll say that want is money. This is undeniably true—that’s the whole point of working. People need money to live. But in the long term, does money truly motivate all employees (other than 100% commissioned people)?
Before one of your employees can take home money, they first have to do their job. As their manager, you’d like them to do the best job they can, being as efficient and innovative as possible (and avoiding procrastination as well).
In order to make sure your employees are properly motivated, you first have to take a look in the mirror because that’s where it starts. [Read more…]