Small Business in a Big World

August 17, 2010

The effect of employees “owning” their work to your business

Filed under: small business,Uncategorized — itbiznez @ 9:44 am

‘[tweetmeme source=”lone_biz_owner” only_single=false]’ It is said that the best asset of any company, no matter how big or small, is their employees. Your workforce is the life of your company and in order for you business to thrive, you should know how to make your employees “own” their work. This does not mean that you make them shareholders of your company. Simply put, this means taking initiative and being responsible for their jobs.

Your workforce should be included in your company goals. This means that your employees should also make an effort into setting up an effective business plan to benefit the company. If the employees do not understand the goal, it is highly likely that they would not be giving their heart and soul to the job, which is vital in running a successful small business venture. You can set up a meeting or if it’s too time-consuming, you can encourage your employees to drop you a line via email or through a suggestion box. Make an effort to let your employees know that their opinions are heard and that it matters. If it is appropriate, you can allow your employees to also join meetings and discussions for the betterment of the company. This would make them realize that they are a part of a growing enterprise and that they are not merely employees but part of the family.

Most small business owners overlook the fact that their employees mean so much and they would only be able to realize this once their gone. It is important to note that your business should be run in such a way that there is unity in diversity and that every member should be made welcome and inspired to work. Only then would your employees be motivated to treat their jobs as second nature. Once they do, the fruits of it could be seen on your growing market.

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