In the past, we have reminded small business owners that a happy employee means a successful business. This included providing information about a healthy and productive workspace with standing desks and natural light; as well as sharing the top motivators for employees to stay at a company.
As you scroll through these tips on how to be a better boss, make sure you recognize the three ways to keep yourself in check as you manage your team (no matter how small or large that team may be):
A) Get Feedback
You may think that you are your employees’ biggest fan, but only 1 in 5 employees agree that their boss is using a successful coaching management style! 74% of people agree that a good boss will actually roll up his sleeves to help the team get the job done – so go on, get your hands dirty and make it a group effort.
B) Individualize Recognition
You may think that you support your employees through your recognition of their accomplishments, but did you consult them on how they would like to be rewarded? 65% of people said they received no recognition of good work last year. This may be skewed by their perception of recognition – so communicate with your employees on what recognition they would see as valuable!
C) Promote Professional Reputations
You may think you are doing your part by sharing your company’s successes with prestigious partners, but are you taking ALL the credit? Encourage your team by introducing them to those partners if they were an integral part to your company’s achievement. They will feel appreciated and make your job a lot easier in the long run!
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About the Author: Deanna Zaucha is the Content Marketing Coordinator for Webs and Pagemodo, and also manages our social media presence. She can be found on a dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with trends in marketing and tech. Get more from Deanna on the Webs Blog and Twitter.