As a boss, you want your employees to succeed. It’s in your best interest. An employee that’s struggling can only be a drag on your team. While hiring and firing is sometimes necessary, you can save a lot of time and money if you can prevent having to do that. Here are a few ways you can help your employees succeed…
Be upfront: If you have an employee who is struggling in a certain area or lacking a skill, be honest and direct so they can understand the issue and get to work on fixing it. Also, listen to any issues the employee might have with completing their tasks. There could be an underlying issue you’re not aware of that may be an easier fix to their problem.
Be helpful: As a manager, it’s your job to provide your staff with the tools they need to achieve success. Whether it’s technology, man-power, or motivation, find out what each of your employees needs in order to accomplish their goals. When training employees, make sure they’re given a clear idea of what success looks like so they can start off on the right path.
Be grateful: If an employee feels unappreciated, it can be difficult for them to stay motivated. When motivation is gone, job performance will take a major hit. Let your employees know when they’re doing well, and provide incentives for achieving their goals. Making it known that success can lead to career advancement is a great way to motivate employees.