Here is our new management tip about MANAGING PEOPLE.
Managing the hard to manage. Wouldn’t it be great if we worked in a world where everyone was hard working, showed up to work on time, or was easy to communicate with? The answer is obviously yes, but I think the majority of us are well aware that this is not the world we live in.
Great employees are comparable to “finding a needle in a haystack” and they are often the true vitality of a business.This week’s tip of the week will help solve this frustrating problem by not finding “the needle in the haystack”, but how to manage employees who might not be as engaged in your business as you are. The key to managing difficult employees is often an issue of un-engagement or detachment from their current task at hand.
The best way to engage these people to exploit their best selves’ is to create value. A boss’s primary goal when managing people should be to create value between a job and an employee (or at least a feeling of it). Creating value is easy and often not utilized by employers.
To create value an employer must learn to motivate through proper appreciation and praise. Behavioral studies have consistently proved the benefits of praise vs. condemnation. Praising and appreciation builds up emotional standards that people believe they are being perceived as.
For example, an employee consistently arrives 15 minutes late to the office each day. Condemning that employee puts them in a bad state of mind and creates a level of detachment from the position. Find a time when that employee is on time and exploit it with “I truly appreciate how on time you have been the past few weeks”.
You have now just created a standard that this person believes they are being perceived as. The employee feels a sense of value and will be more apt not to be late in the future.
Follow the guidelines of creating value in another person and you will find many of these difficult people become exceedingly less difficult.
That’s LSL Management Tip, thanks for reading and be sure to check our website www.lslconsultancy.com for LEARN . SUCCEED. LEAD.