Small Business Talking to Employees

As many of you know, managing employees is a challenge, especially as your business grows. How do you maintain good communication, productivity, and collaboration within the team?

A handful of simple to use solutions can help you manage your employees with greater efficiency and success.

Encourage Open Communication
It’s a cliché, but communication is key to managing people. Encouraging employees to communicate openly with each other and with you will make the workplace more productive and successful. This includes providing plenty of opportunities to discuss projects, share ideas, and provide feedback. This will help create an environment where everyone feels valued and heard.

Set Clear and Measurable Goals
Best way to get everyone on the same page is to have clear, measurable and achievable goals. This helps ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards the same objective. Set deadlines and measure the progress in a timely manner so you can provide the next item – accountability.

Provide Feedback Regularly
Communicate and give regular feedback – whether it’s positive or negative. Besides protecting against unwelcome surprises, regular quality feedback can help everyone stay on track and improve if needed. Also, it builds trust between everyone on the team, which makes overall performance better.

Managing employees can be tough—but the communication doesn’t have to be. By encouraging open and regular dialogue, setting clear goals, and providing regular feedback, small business owners can build teams that are productive, successful, and a boost to the bottom line.

Use these strategies to help manage your team and make the day-to-day experience simpler—and much more enjoyable.