Employee Wants

Praise   Acknowledgement   To give ideas    To be noticed   Be appreciated   Feel like a team  

 Be supported     Be heard   Know they are important    To do a good job   Be cared about  

Be respected   and more……….

Should Employees Have a Say in Business by Liz Cosline

Many decisions are made in any business day to day.  As for the decisions of new clients or expansion it is the executives of a business that make these decisions and certainly they have the information to do so.  But in the every day workings of the organization there are hundreds of decisions going on every day.  In any job an employee may have it will be the procedure to ask a manager when a problem arises or for the employee to take care of the problem.  This will come down to how well the employee is trained and how much trust management has in the employee.  There is no problem with the employee reporting back the events of the day but having the employee make decisions usually takes care of the customer faster.When a decision has to be made about changing a procedure in the department or maybe it does affect the entire business it is often beneficial to get ideas or feedback from the employees.  This can be done in a meeting or by a survey.  The employees are the ones doing the jobs and can often see that a problem may occur or suggest a slightly different way for the procedure or implementation of the procedure.  This also empowers the employees and let’s them know they are valued.  Instead of everything just being handed down, it lets them know they are part of the process.Though I would not suggest this for every decision, the ones that directly and immediately affect the employees might be the ones that involve them a little.  It should be the goal of any business to make employees feel a part of the business and that they matter

How to Know Your Employees

Knowing employees and understanding how they tick is one of the most powerful tools of success that a manager can have. This does not mean that a manager should be pals with the employees and buddy around. Ultimately, that type of behavior by a manager will undermine his or her effectiveness.  However, it does mean that a manager needs to know what works for each employee.For example, some employees may learn from oral communication, while for others this does not work well.  Some employees are very visual and have to read things for themselves in order to best absorb the message.  Others may relate better to pictures or diagrams, or learn best with a hands-on approach.  So how does a manger know which is which?Observation is a great tool.  Asking employees if they understand in the different scenarios above is a terrific way to check.  Take a moment and ask the employees how they learn best.  But even when you have the answers use all types of communications at different times to make sure that everyone understands.In any job some aspects are preferred and enjoyed more than others.  Pay attention to the attitude of the employee when performing different responsibilities.  If you notice that one of your employees really enjoys numbers, then perhaps there is a project this person would be especially good for.  If someone likes writing, perhaps this person can be in charge of certain reporting. Finding what your employees enjoy at work can help you to create opportunities where your employees can try new things, expand and grow. This is a great way to mentor.Talk with your employees. More importantly, listen.  Employees want to do well and will offer up the things that get in the way as long as there is belief someone is listening and cares.  To avoid a complaint fest, have the employees come with a problem only if they also have a solution to try.Your efforts to know your employees will have a positive impact on the business. As trust grows your employees will freely share constructive ideas, bring creative solutions to problems, and work better both individually and as a team.