“Enchant Your Employees”: Key to Success
July 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
Do you know how to enchant your employees all the way to success? Here is a very insightful post on what are some key behaviors and attitudes that start-up entrepreneurs and managers alike should appropriate and apply to their business or company. A happy employee really is a better employee. Here is a taste of the 10 great expert tips provided in this HBR blog article:
1. Provide a MAP. In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink explains the big three of what employees want from a boss: an opportunity to Master new skills while working Autonomously towards a high Purpose. There are lots of other things that might attract employees, but a MAP is what really enchants them.
2. Empower them to do what’s right. When you show this level of trust and empower employees, they do the best work that they can.
3. Judge your results and their intentions.“You didn’t meet quota, but I really tried to meet mine.” This is the opposite of what an enchanting manager does. Be a tougher judge of your results than your employees.
5. Suck it up. Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs is an enchanting guy. Why is he enchanting? It’s because he’s willing to suck it up and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Nothing is too dirty for him. Employees need to know that you’ll do the dirty, hard, and frustrating jobs too.