Think small when you think of quality with your employees. Why small? Because whenever you celebrate the “small stuff” with your employees, you are depositing good will into their emotional account. Steven Covey coined the phase “emotional bank account” in order to build stronger relationships. The more you deposit into the account, the more the employees respond and are more productive. If you make a mistake with your team, since you have made deposits into your relationship with them, they don’t over react and instead respect that you are human.
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Finding talent is always a challenge, yet keeping them is based on a strong foundation of appreciation. In managing employees, every effort you make to show your appreciation builds a strong team. A simple “thank you” for work well done or scheduling time to listen to their concerns, interests and suggestions can say a lot to an employee.
On American Express OPEN Forum, “5 Easy Ways to Brighten Your Employee’s Days” by Jacob Harper:
It’s difficult to come up with a definition of what makes an employee happy as the workplace is diverse. So how does a manager create the ideal workplace where employees want to come to work? In managing employees you have to decide what’s important to you and your team. What values do you want to promote to insure your employees are happy and productive. The following article provides helpful points to consider in defining what is important to employees:
On American Express OPENForum by Barry Moltz, “7 Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Happy.”
Are you having fun as a manager or is it a lot of work? Is your team enjoying themselves? How often do you hear laughter flowing through the workspace?
We get so busy doing the work that we forget how important it is to enjoy the people we work with. Everyone is there to do a job and that’s fairly obvious to most people. Yet, as their manager, you need to know that happy employees are productive and definitely more loyal to you and the company.