Are Your Employees Exhibiting Zombie-Like Qualities?
Trick or Treat? Today we have 2 tricks to bring your business back from the Walking Dead.
If you remember anything, remember this: strong work family = strong business
Access the situation
What changes have you made in your business since the culture of your staff changed? How have those changes affected your employees? It is my belief that a company is only as strong as its employees. When your employees are appreciated, confident, and when they feel like they are a part of the vision, they perform better and in return, your business performs better.
Ask yourself these questions which will hopefully help you uncover some bones from this graveyard!
- Is there a sense of community amongst my employees at work?
- Do my employees feel appreciated for the work that they do?
- Does everyone understand the vision I have for the company, and for them?
- Does everyone feel like they’re a part of the vision for my company?
- Do my employees feel like they can trust me with their concerns?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, have no fear, there are many ways to lead your business out of the hollows and into brighter days.
Here are a few suggestions to help you do just that:
- Be vulnerable with your work family– You can’t expect for your employees to trust you, if you don’t trust them. Now, I’m not saying that you have to share your deepest secrets with everyone, but talk about yourself in a way that is relatable. Don’t just talk about your success; talk about your failures and concerns too. Share life-experiences that could help them through struggles they may be walking through.
- Get out of the office and play– There’s no better way to see someone for who they really are than to hang out with them when they are their most relaxed selves and that is when they are having fun. Sure, work can be fun; however, the fun we are talking about is a walk on the beach or visiting a new restaurant kind of play. Nothing brings people together like fun, food, and laughter.
- Openly acknowledge a job well done– This tip is so important. Sometimes we underestimate what the words thank you, great job, or congratulations really means to a person. There’s no such thing as making someone feel too special or too appreciated. Make it a point to notice the small things your employees do, and thank them for it in private and in front of others.
- Team work– Pair employees together to tackle a job. Sometimes a newfound respect for a co-worker can energize an employee. And, two heads are always better than one!
If your business is struggling to survive, you might just need start with the heart of your business, your employees. The good news is if you believe in it and are willing to put in the work, no matter what stage of decomposition it’s currently in, you can breathe life back into your business by fulfilling the needs of your employees.
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