By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS)
Top management at the most admired companies to work for are leading by example, with a strong work ethic, and going above and beyond to care for employees.
One of the easiest ways for managers to develop a stellar reputation, is to take the best possible care of employees. This makes good business sense, because it helps, not only building the morale of the staff, but also reducing costs of apathy, absenteeism, turnover and so much more.
The reputation of management can be bolstered, if it is seen as fair, responsible and competent. Trust and respect are essential elements of productive leadership.
Happy employees are productive employees and will help the team by being ambassadors of good will for the company. Investors, creditors, customers, and prospective candidates for employment will see the company in a more positive light and be more willing to do business with a management team that is able to demonstrate good professional leadership skills with a clear vision for a bright future and a promising path forward.
Here are several ways that good managers can earn confidence and appreciation from staff members:
1- Offer the best possible benefits package, including:
2- Exhibit socially responsible behavior, including:
3- Invest in professional development, including:
4- Communicate company success stories to employees, and other stakeholders, including:
Employees and other stakeholders in a company can rest assured that a company is well run and that they will have a positive experience with a socially responsible, innovative, and strong management team. Good people are the most important assets that a company has and appreciating a job well done is one of the best motivating techniques a manager can use, and can help retain good, loyal workers, by recognizing good performance, which should be evaluated at frequent intervals.
I am thankful for the wonderfully talented staff that I have had the good fortune to lead and I am grateful every day for the fine work they have done to support our company, some of which includes life saving messages to Americans nationwide. I am proud and honored to have helped to empower our clients, the public and my staff, to do an excellent job and to live happier, healthier and safer lives. If you love the job that you do, then your work will be your pleasure. As challenging as my job has been, it has been a labor of love.