Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Employees are an organization’s most valuable asset: do you value them?

Without your employees your organization would not exist, and without their dedication, your organization cannot thrive.

Dedication comes with trust. Trust that you have their best interest at heart, trust that you are looking at them as more than a number, and trust that they will be treated with dignity.

How do you develop trust? Start by talking with your people, and I do not mean about work, but as one human to another. Find out who they are and what makes them want to get up and work for you daily.
Do you have regular one-on-one meetings with your people individually where you talk about performance (good and bad), goals, expectations,  and where they might want to be years from now? Or is that performance evaluation going to be a surprise to them at the end of the year?

Do they know where they stand? Do they know you value them beyond just words? What might they say about you if you were not there? How might they evaluate you as a boss?
Take care of the things that are most valuable so your organization will have a future; recognize these treasures for hard work they do, make them feel appreciated.

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam

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