With the new year almost upon us, it’s important to focus on moving your company forward. Here are five tips to propel your business to the next level in 2017.
Set written short- and long-term goals for each employee, department and your company as a whole. Ensure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitive (SMART). Regularly monitor your goals, modify as needed and create status reports on departmental and company progress. Everyone will be able to see where you’re at, and you’ll be better able to set future goals.
Set clear expectations for what makes a candidate a good fit for a position and what you expect from your staff. Ensure your managers hire candidates who demonstrate accountability, reliability, resourcefulness and openness to change. Also, make sure your managers empower your workers to develop their skills and advance in your company so your business remains productive, transformative and forward-moving. Although this process takes time, it saves a large amount of money in the long run by hiring the right talent from the start and not having to let them go later.
Create Company Culture
Company culture helps you attract, retain and engage the best employees. The majority desire flexibility in where, when and how they work, often ranking that as more important than being promoted and earning higher compensation. Also, most employees want professional development and advancement in their workplace. In addition, many staff want to work for a company whose mission and reputation, including brand and social responsibility, align with their personal values. Therefore, it’s important you maintain appropriate company culture.
You must continue improving in all areas to maintain a competitive advantage. Let your employees fix issues as they arise and help streamline operations to save money and free up managers’ time. Your workers will feel more engaged in their work and have a stronger sense of ownership in the company. Managers can then increase their marketing efforts, develop new lines of business, improve product/service quality or focus on other revenue-producing areas.
Because everyone fails at times, it’s important you have complete confidence in yourself and your business to continue moving forward. When things aren’t going as planned, it’s important to focus on your wins and how much progress you’ve been making with your product/service lines. Think of yourself as a champion, the best at what you do. When you believe in yourself, others will as well.
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