Day 9 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 9. Systems and resources How often have we heard the phrase “I’m sorry, the system won’t allow me to do that.”? Do you have any systems in place which make life difficult for your team members? Poor systems can be frustrating for team members, […]
Day 8 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 8. Learn from Mistakes In any business there are times when things don’t go according to plan. Last year was no exception, even if many of the circumstances were out with our control. Review some of the things that have not gone to plan […]
Day 7 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 7. New challenges Not everyone wants to progress, but that doesn’t mean you let them stagnate. We often think of development as grooming people for promotion. Although this might be one intention or outcome it shouldn’t stand in the way of development. Even those […]
Day 6 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 6. Seeing strengths January is often a time to catch up on staff training. Rather than merely trying to fix weaknesses (which makes everyone mediocre in everything) look back at where individual team members have shown specific strengths. By focusing on people’s strengths we’re […]
Day 5 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 5. Promote Teamwork Upskill and cross train people to cover other’s responsibilities so people are confident their job still gets covered when they are sick, on holiday or have an extra heavy workload. Set up job swaps so everyone has a greater appreciation of […]
Day 4 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 4. Fresh Focus Time off often gives people time for reflection and can prompt them to start thinking about other options, career moves or even career changes. Share your plans for the coming year with your team so they involved, and ask for their […]
Day 3 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 3. Celebrate and share successes. Remind your team of all your achievements over the past 12 months. What milestones have you achieved as a business and individually. What were the highlights, and what’s been their contribution? Staff are more likely to be loyal and […]
Day 2 in my 12 days of Christmas mini blog series 2. What’s your Why? If you want your team to take an interest and be inspired by what you do as a business, it stands to reason they need to understand what you do and why. When you and your team have a clearly […]
12 ideas to engage and inspire your team on their return from their Christmas break The first of my mini 12 days of Christmas blog series, which this year will focus on engaging and inspiring your team following their Christmas break. 1. Thank You Simply saying thank you is the most obvious thing to do […]
If you’re about to reopen or to launch your Christmas offerings it’s important to set expectations. The chances are some responsibilities and priorities will have changed, so your team need to know what’s expected. Determine what needs doing, who is best placed to do it and then set your expectations. This is something I always […]
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