There comes a time for every small business when either new standard operating procedures need to be introduced or specific issues within the team need to be addressed. Although some information on company guidelines and expectations can be passed to your staff through memos, one of the best ways to ensure that your team is completely on the same page is to facilitate internal workshops.
If you are the owner of a small business, you probably don’t need me to tell you that owning a business is not an easy job. Because small businesses typically have a staff of less than ten people, the owner is often forced to wear a number of different hats. For many business owners, this can prove to be very difficult
Because the world of business is constantly changing, it is imperative for small businesses to be flexible enough to roll with the changes. Policies and standard operating procedures that worked for your small business a few years ago may no longer be applicable in today’s tech-based workforce.
Every Monday morning, when the alarm signals the arrival of yet another work week, many employees roll out of bed with a sense of dread. Whether their dread is due to interpersonal issues with co-workers, the repetition of mundane tasks, or the amount of workload waiting to be done, this is not an ideal way to start the week.
If you were a fan of the show The Office, you probably know that one of Michael Scott’s key tactics in boosting team morale was to throw a party. The parties would often range from hilariously awkward to inspiring and amazing, but they always seemed to succeed in bringing everyone together not only as a team, but also as friends. This is a great tactic in boosting company morale, and since Christmas is coming, there is no better time to get your staff together for a party than the present!