by Anne Bachrach (USA)

The success of a small business depends hugely on the employees. If they are not committed to the goals and do not put in their best efforts, achieving success can be extremely difficult and maybe impossible. Even if you have achieved considerable success till now, sustaining it in the future and taking your business to the next level is a whole different ballgame. You need to be able to manage the people working for you in the best way possible to make sure they are working towards your business’ success.

You need to make sure each and every employee is motivated and working towards the end goal. This requires you to share your vision for the company with them. It is easier said than done, though. There are many things you need to do to improve your management skills and manage your employees in a better way.

Here are 8 tips that can help you manage people better.

  1. Define Values

Every business, regardless of scale, needs to have a set of clearly defined values. The values of your business are basically a code your employees follow when performing their day-to-day functions. Not outlining the values of your business causes confusion. The employees are not clear about what to do when faced with any given situation. Defining values also make your expectations of the employees known to them. That way, they can perform to the standards you expect of them. For instance, the punishment for failure to complete work or violating a business policy should be made clear so that the employees don’t step out of line.

  1. Build Teams
  2. Foster Accountability
  3. Rewards & Punishments
  4. Communicate
  5. Zero-Tolerance
  6. Fight Your Ego
  7. Be a Role Model

Source: iCN Issue 29  (Business Coaching: Building your Organisation); pages 9-11

About Anne Bachrach

Anne Bachrach is known as The Accountability Coach™.  She has over 23 years of experience training and coaching.  Business owners and entrepreneurs who utilize Anne’s proven systems and processes work less, make more money, and have a more balanced and successful life. Anne is the author of the books, Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule!, and Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives, No Excuses!, and The Work Life Balance Emergency Kit. Go to get 3 FREE gifts including a special report on 10 Power Tips for Getting Focused, Organized, and Achieving Your Goals Now.  Join the FREE Silver Inner Circle Membership today and receive 10% off on all products and services, in addition to having access to assessments and high-content resources to help you achieve your goals so you can experience a more balanced and successful life.