Reinventing Performance Management
One of the most important parts of being the head honcho is to make sure that all of the staff is doing the best job they can but it’s not always as easy as it may seem. So, just how does one manage their performances without seeming like they’re micromanaging each & every person on the payroll? Well, Alexander Djerassi, who has a lot of experience in business, has a few tips on how best to do this so as to keep it light without it turning it into a big deal. This is what he has to say on the topic of keeping the staff on track. So the first tip he has for us is to always ensure that the staff is happy. If they feel valued & appreciated, they will be much more likely to do a good job for the company. So once they know their worth to the higher ups, they will give their all to whatever role they are in. It also helps if there is some sort of reward system in place as this will inspire them to do the best in the role they inhabit. The higher ups will find that they can catch a lot more flies with honey than vinegar. One of the more important aspects of this is to listen to what the staff has to say & take their words into consideration. Whether it’s a suggestion on how they can improve the company or just a comment on how well the higher ups are doing it is imperative to let them know that they are both seen & heard. This will let them know that they are not just a face in the crowd but rather someone whose hard work is highly valued by upper management. One would be surprised how much the simple phrase “I’m listening” can do for the morale of the company. If one wants to go a step further, they could even install some suggestion boxes as a way for staff to give ideas on how to improve the new company. This not only lets them feel like their voices are being heard but it also shows them that the company actually cares about what they have to say & that their voice does matter. Finally, one of the other things that can help too is if the higher ups check in with the staff every now & then to make sure everything is going off without a hitch & see if there is any kind of help, they might need. This not only lets them know that the higher ups care about them, but it also makes them feel like an equal part of the company as a whole. With that much empathy to go around, there is sure to be a huge spike in productivity and performance as the morale begins to climb. So, this is what Alexander Djerassi recommends to those individuals who hope to increase their performance output. It’s worked for many companies in the past.