As a business grows, there are changes that will need to happen. A general review can also be a good thing to happen at various intervals. These changes can strengthen a company in several ways. Not all changes are good, but finding and focusing on good changes will make sure that all companies will remain strong. The other side is, do not change what is working. Do not look to squeeze extra out of an area that is already succeeding. Good leadership will know what needs to be done by reviewing the situation. That is the most important part of the entire process.
Employees are sometimes put in the wrong spot. They may have needed a job and took what they could get. People may not have known they would be better in another area. This happens a lot when a company is smaller, but can be corrected when it has grown a little more. The company can decide what they need and talk with people in supervisory roles. Good supervisors will see what their employees are able to do and make recommendations. Putting people in the right place will make sure they see the company as a place they want to grow with. This will make for employees who are more content.
HR practices are important, and something that few people fully understand. The department takes care of so many areas that the government is concerned with, that it is beyond necessary. The department has to make sure all laws are followed when hiring, employing, and firing of people. That is why the head of the company has to communicate frequently with the head of human resources. The department needs to be reviewed for employee contentment regularly. The changes that occur in this department needs to be making their job less stressful, but also one in which they understand what others in the country do.
Some business owners work hours that would break others. They expect their employees to work as hard as them. They expect the company to provide as many results as the produce. Companies have to work within the confines of the law. The owner needs to understand that people that are hired in may not be as dedicated as they are, as they have outside lives. People need breaks. Someone, or multiple someones, needs to be within the company that understands limits and keeps people to it. That means they need to check to see what changes need made and be able to make them. Off time needs to be available, which many companies do not do, especially when most rely heavily on staffing companies.
Employees know what needs to be done to make the workplace work better. This is not a management area to take suggestions. The employees need to be talked to on a regular basis and their ideas implemented where feasible. This makes the employees feel necessary for their environment, not just for making the company money. Some of the changes may not seem possible, but it may need to be reviewed to see what is possible, if the changes could help the company be more productive. Employees know their job. Do not believe that they are unable to suggest valid changes that will help.
Changes happen. Manage these changes and make sure they are worth the effort. Employees need to know the company is there to help them do better. The changes should produce good, not bad. The company should know that limits are reached and breaks are needed. The company also needs to make sure employees are where they will do the most good. These changes will make for a company that runs much smoother.
by: Walter Bodell