Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Allowing Your Employees To Work In Peace.

November 29, 2019 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.com) As a business owner, your goal should be to make the workplace conducive to the employees’ good work. That is something that can actually be much harder to achieve than you might think. But if you are happy to look into it, and to play around with one or two things and make a few changes, then you might be pleasantly surprised at how much you can change for the better here. Let’s look at how you can allow your employees to work in peace, so that you can get so much more out of them.

Keep Them Safe

You need to start with the basics if you want your employees to work well. If they are ultimately not safe, then this is going to really cause a huge problem with their ability to work. Creating a safe space to work in can be challenging, but it is one of your primary duties. It begins with designing the office with safety in mind, using products from SG Specialties and the like, and it progresses through to training all staff fully in all safety issues. The better you champion safety, the better your employees will work.

Allow People Their Preferred Space

People need different kinds of space to work to their fullest capability. The more that you allow that space for each person, the more you are going to get out of them. Some people work best when sitting alone in a room, and for those people you should provide cubicles. Others need the back-and-forth of a discussion with colleagues, so they should be placed on a table with other people. The more finely you accommodate each person’s needs, the more you will get out of them, and the happier they will be at work.

Don’t Hang On Their Shoulders

There is nothing worse than a manager who is always hanging by just in case you do something wrong. We all hate this, so you should aim to avoid being this way with your own employees. Of course, that doesn’t mean not paying attention to what they are doing or keeping them in check – you absolutely need to do that. But you also need to allow people their space if they are to work well, so you need to find the balance here as well as you can. Leave them be more than you hang on to them.

Let Them Work Their Way

There might be many times when the way someone does something just makes you wonder what they’re doing. But it is always worth giving them a shot. You might be surprised to discover that they have found a better way of working – at least for them – and that your way is not actually the best for them. You have to let people work the way that they work best, otherwise you are just going to end up stifling them. This is a hard lesson for many entrepreneurs to learn, but it’s a valuable one.

As long as you allow your employees to work in peace, you will find that the workplace is much more conducive to good work.

Staff Writer; Greg James


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