Running an organization or business is no joke and it’s the employees who keep the engine running with their blood, sweat, and tears. One of the business’ greatest assets is its workforce so it’s important for employers to keep track of their teams’ performances to ensure efficient and smooth workflow within a conducive environment.
Here are a few ways to keep track of your employees:
Monitor their Punctuality and Attendance
An employee who comes in the office on time and can finish a month without “suddenly disappearing” is a good sign. It usually means that employee is enthusiastic about his job. A person who is having trouble with his attendance may need consultation from the management – whether he needs a change in schedule or maybe he’s just not into it anymore.
Guide but don’t hover
While it’s always important to have people that can work independently, employers still need to have a hand in the work. Guide your team but don’t micromanage. Give your employees room to work on their own but let them know that you are available to approach in case they need help.
Keep each other updated with the happenings in the company with a weekly or monthly meeting. Keep everyone updated with company progress and growth. This is also where the team can look into things they can improve based on other people’s feedback.
Keep the meetings short and straight to the agenda. Make sure that unrelated matters or those not included in the agenda are kept out of the conversation. If someone brings something up, schedule it for the next meeting or meet privately with the person who raised his or her concerns..
Ask for feedback
Employees bear the grunt of the business. They are in charge of crucial areas in the organization, making the experts in their own right.
Create a forum where employees can share feedback on the company’s process and systems. They can provide great insight that would help improve your business. If they have concerns or problems, address them diplomatically–you don’t need to give in to every whim. What’s important is that they feel heard and that their opinions and suggestions are considered important and helpful in building and managing the business.
In a cliche yet obviously true statement, communication is key in developing a healthy relationship, whether personal or professional. Start with that, and a smooth flowing company is sure to follow.
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