Organisations with a high staff turnover need to take a long, hard look at how they operate. If you read my blog regularly, you will know that I am a major advocate of introducing fun, happiness and positivity to the workplace. Companies that don’t offer flexibility to their employees will quickly lose staff as the modern team member wants to contribute to the business but also seek freedom and flexibility in their work arrangements.
Do you remember how much energy you had as a child? Once we reach adulthood, we look at children and marvel at their energy and the fact that they never seem to get tired. Adults on the other hand feel drained and have little energy at work. It seems amazing to think that companies have yet to truly figure out how to improve staff mood and productivity. Instead, they are content to keep things as they are and allow their team to feel tired, unmotivated, and fed up.
Happiness leads to productivity
My interview with BRW Magazine on how to turn poisonous workplace culture into great place to work! Read more here
I am proud to run an organisation that is laden with superstar employees. The success of E-Web Marketing is down to the incredible work ethic, determination, passion, skill and responsibility of my employees. Yet finding superstars to help your organisation thrive can be a difficult process. How can you separate the cream of the crop from individuals who are just going through the motions in order to get their weekly or monthly pay packet? Fortunately, my experience has enabled me to discover a trio of great qualities that every superstar employee has and I am going to share them with you below.
They say it’s tough at the top and entrepreneurs trying to run their own company would agree! The single most important aspect of running a business is learning how to deal with people. This is something which is anathema to many team leaders who simply can’t figure out how to cope with the daily demands posed by staff. In fact, some people give up on their dream of owning a company simply because they can’t face dealing with people on a regular basis. The stress is too much and they attempt to find a way to success without daily interaction.
Yet this is not only the easy way out, it is also impossible to build a business without dealing with people. The first thing you need to do is alter your mindset and look upon people as the very core of your company’s existence rather than an impediment. I long ago figured out that the success of E-Web Marketing was predicated on surrounding myself with the best possible team. So how did we build this healthy and happy work culture that exists today? We discovered one of the best ways to handle situations where team members were underperforming.
Do you want to wake up and be greeted by a positive news story that gets your day off to a great start?
Are you fed up with hearing only the bad things that happen in the world?
Does the constant drip, drip, drip of negativity wear you down and cause you to begin the day depressed and even more tired than you were before bedtime the previous night?
If so, you’re in for a treat if you decide to join my Facebook page which I have called PUNNKY (Positive & Uplifting News Network). I am inviting you to share in other people’s joy.
Each year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program recognises 50 of the fastest growing organisations in the Australian technology industry. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific program, which recognises technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth in the Asia Pacific region during the past three years.
In the first part, we spoke of how flawed the use of KPI alone was. In this blog, we’ll focus on how core values can improve the working experience of your employees and in turn lead to long-term success. You need to think long and hard about the core values you want your company to become known for. Remember, you need no external justification because core values should have an essential value to those within the company. Read More »
Those who are familiar with my blog posts often hear me discuss the fundamental importance of core values. This is because core ideology is the very definition of a company’s character. Long after technological breakthroughs, fads and leaders come and go, a company’s core values will be its very essence, its legacy. Markets will change, leaders will leave, products will become obsolete but a strong set of core values is constant and enduring.
‘Promoting company culture and improving workplace morale is only something that can be done in a small business.’ This is a common refrain and one which suggests that large corporations are interested only in profit. In the world of business, it seems as if increase in profit is inversely proportional to the promotion of company culture. Small companies start off as a tight-knit group and the owners of the company does everything possible to instill a company ethos. This is done by praising and rewarding staff when necessary. The workplace is more of a family atmosphere as everyone is relaxed and feels comfortable in the presence of everyone else.