How to make your employees feel valued and why

I am often asked, “How do I get my staff to care?” or “How do I get them to be more productive?” Let’s also turn this around and ask “How can I make my employees feel valued?” When employees feel valued, they will care and they will be more productive.
Often I’m told that employees can’t be expected to work as hard or care as much as the business owner. Although there is some truth in that statement, it doesn’t have to be that way. One way to increase production is by implementing an incentive plan. This plan doesn’t have to be complicated, and it should not cost you money to do so. In fact, it should result in more profit for you.
Using these, we should be able to implement staff incentive systems that will result in increased production and the resulting increased morale. By tracking production and combining increased profitability, we can actually create a high- producing, high-morale team. You can create the feeling of ownership by letting the staff know how they can earn bonuses. As they produce more, they will experience the increased morale that results from their increased production.

About Lorraine Hart

Lorraine Hart, President of Ideal Consulting Services, Inc., has been helping businesses and healthcare practices improve their organizations and become more profitable since 1993. She has written and published numerous articles on business and practice management topics including: Organization, Employees, Sales and Marketing, and Profitability. Lorraine is a past President of the New York City / Long Island Chapter of NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Prior to forming Ideal Consulting Services, Lorraine served in an upper middle management position at Grumman Data Systems.
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