While we can get bogged down with facts and figures, when it comes to our business performance, not just in terms of the metrics, but the individual worker, we can all end up losing track of the bigger picture. But while it’s your responsibility to make sure that everything fits into the big picture, perhaps it’s time to help your employees look at this as well? Your employees need to recognize, not just their role in the business, but also, how they impact the bottom line. What are the ways for us to do this?
Help Employees To See The Connection Between Two Components
Every employee needs to have a sense of purpose in their work. You need to find ways to help employees make that connection between what they do and the bottom line. Sometimes it can be quite straightforward because of the role they inhabit, but it’s all down to those smaller components that make themselves realize they’re part of a whole. A very good example is the technical component. While you, personally, may struggle to see the difference between one server and another, if there are employees that have the foresight to bring in managed IT services or another pair of eyes on the situation has pre-empted a cyber-attack, this is worth rewarding. These are little things, and we have to make sure that our employees see how they got the ball rolling.
Don’t Be Shy with Your Vision
If your company has a mission statement, the next important stage is to ensure that everybody in the business has an understanding of that goal, and specifically, how they, on an individual level, can help the company to achieve this. Sharing the vision isn’t just about sending an email every now and again; it’s about nurturing it from a cultural perspective. We have to ensure that our ethics, values, and overall vision are sewn into the fabric of the business, which makes it easier for us to communicate regularly.
Discuss Goals with Everyone, Not Just The Top Tier Staff
A logical follow on from this is to continue our discussions with every member. When it comes to long-term plans, it’s enough to wheel them out in front of top brass, but when we’re looking at performance and goals, it’s not the upper management that is solely responsible. Because we need to speak to people on their level, we have to work on all levels to ensure that they understand how their role makes a valuable contribution to the organization, which in turn helps others to do their job more effectively. As well as this, we should figure out the opportunities to make regular contributions to informing our staff on how they are directly impacting the business. Performance reviews, staff meetings, and regular one to ones can do this effortlessly.
Our employees may not necessarily realize how much of an impact they can make on a business. When it’s a large business, employees can somewhat get lost in the ether. At the same time, we’ve got to figure out how to motivate employees and keep their skills finely-tuned, because this is what directly impacts the business for the better. It’s time to make our employees recognize that they are making a valuable contribution.