The Entrepreneur Should Recognize His Team
November 18, 2007 § Leave a comment
There are different ways to recognize your team member aside from plaques and trophies. Here are a few:
- Never ignore them
- Show that you value their efforts
- Always acknowledge their work to others
- Identify with them
- Believe in them and let them know it!
Never ignore them
Every member of the team, every executive or employee is important. There are times that top executives may give the impression that they ignore the staff. Many times it is unintentional. Have someone tell you if you have that impression. People in your organization are emotional creatures, they need to feel that they are part of the team.
Show that you value their efforts
When the members of your team see that you value their efforts, they will be motivated to produce better results. You may do this by thanking them. Yes even if they get paid to do it. You are simply appreciating their efforts.
Always acknowledge their work to others
Brag how pleased you are with the work of your team every time they do a good job. They will eventually find out that you acknowledge their work to others. This will boost their morale. It will also inspire loyalty.
Identify with them
If the team does not do well, do not distance yourself from them. Make them feel that you were part of the failure. Discuss with them how the team can do better. If the team does a good work, praise them for it. You were a part of it as well.
Believe in them and let them know it!
Your team will keep getting better if you inspire them by believing in them. Everyone can improve. With some encouragement and a lot of belief from other people, anyone can change for the better.
By Ed Pilapil Jr. ©