Getting the dynamics right in a business can be very challenging, and when you think you’ve got everything in place, things change. It has been a full-on year since 2022 began, and many of us have been hit with supply delays, systems failures, staff issues, loss of staff, and client challenges, putting even more pressure on business owners. Today, we live in a fast-paced environment where many of our clients run their businesses in fear of what could happen next. With interest rates rising, a government election happening, and even a skill shortage, it’s getting harder and harder to run and grow a business.
Running a business is challenging, but it is all about staying positive and being resilient. We have all learned to become more agile to create change and diversity in our businesses. Sometimes we create havoc and hope that our staff understands why we have to make these changes so quickly to meet the demands and challenges of running a business. Staff engagement and having a great culture are everything for great team motivation. The secret is not to live in fear but to put things in place as well as you can and give it your best shot for the betterment of your business.
Below are some activities you can do while driving towards your business goals
Employer and Staff Engagement Survey
Conduct an anonymous employer and staff engagement survey in your company to provide feedback on how you feel about your company, linking business strategies to outcomes. Engage with your team to help you with strategic fulfillment whilst highlighting the results of your company’s performance. Staff engagement surveys are a great way to get your team all on the same page about where you want your business to go.
This is all about ensuring that you have everything in place to manage staff properly and that they respond to you in a way that will assist you in optimising these processes and systems in the future. Find out how they feel about contributing to your business whilst doing meaningful work.
People and Culture Engagement Survey
If all of your systems and processes for managing staff are effective and working, then conduct a people and culture engagement survey in your company. With this survey, staff can provide you with valuable feedback on how they feel about how they are being managed and if the communication and teamwork from yourself and your leaders are effective. This also demonstrates to staff that you care because you want their valuable input.
If this survey is done correctly, your staff will provide you with great information on achieving your company goals and objectives linked to your business priorities and strategy. Learn how to better manage and motivate your staff to ensure they are 100% behind the changes that your company needs to make to stay ahead of the game.
To prevent feeling like you are running your business in fear, you need to measure and focus on the following drivers:
- Customer Focus
- Team Motivation
- Loyalty to the Business
- Honesty and Integrity
- Good Quality Communication
- Team Leadership
- Business Acumen
- Quality of Planning and Being Organised
In today’s world, many business owners are time-poor because they are challenged every day. Finding out valuable information from your team will provide great insight and foresight into what your company needs to do to get to the next level. We are seeing more and more businesses being challenged every day with things that are not within their control. What is in your control is taking steps to show that you care about your staff, value their input, and want to make a difference for them.
At KBA, our purpose is to take our clients on a journey through all aspects of employee engagement and performance. Through this process, we take businesses from good to great!
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At KBA we are a team that is very passionate about taking businesses from good to great. If you need help with employee engagement, recruitment or managing staff then contact us today!
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