The mobile payments experts at PayAnywhere are always looking for ways to help show business owners how they can improve their internal operations. In one of their informative recent blog posts they shared the management tips below for keeping your team inspired.
Practice What You Preach
There is a distinct difference between the theory of how to successfully complete your job and the reality of following through on the advice you pass along to your team. As a leader. your team will not only be listening to your suggestions but watching to see if you practice what you preach. To take things one step further, lead by example, which is often more powerful than words.
Master The Power Of Praise
Even if your employees are working in positions they are passionate about, the vast majority of your employees (if not all) work to fulfill their financial needs. While having a job is something your employees are appreciative of, having a job that they enjoy and that they find inspiring is not always the same thing. Learn how to master the power of praise, which will make your team feel valued and respected. As a manager it may be easier to only point out shortcomings but as a leader you will praise more than you critique.
Show Your Appreciation
Think of your team members as part of a puzzle that will not be complete unless everyone successfully accomplishes their daily duties. To show your appreciation for all of your employees – from entry-level to executives —consider offering team building events, investing in ongoing development, and offering employee incentives for longevity and/or performance.
The management tips above will help your team to stay inspired and will reduce your internal turnover.