The Glue That Holds Your Company Together
Behind every successful company is a team of dedicated employees putting in their time, energy, and passion into growing and improving the business. What makes the company and team so successful? What is the glue that hold everyone together?
First and foremost, you need employees that care. If they don’t care about the product, service, or business, then they won’t put in the necessary work required to grow a business. There are a couple components that influence having dedicated employees. One, you have to hire employees with personal motivation and drive. Second, the company has to treat the employees well. From company culture to benefits, the company must provide an environment that motivates and empowers their employees.
Furthermore, communication is another fundamental part of creating a successful team. Whether it’s guidance for the direction to go in a project, positive feedback, or personal connection with your team, a leader needs to exhibit all of these. Encouraging employees to socialize and form bonds with one another is a component in many forward-thinking companies like Google and Nationwide. Additionally, a leader should listen more to their employees rather than talk at them. The more someone talks about a subject matter, the better you’re able to recognize how well they understand the topic. It also encourages an employee to express ideas and continue to grow.
Currently the millennial generation are driving the work force. They range from fresh college graduates to mid to high level positions. Millennials tend to care more about working at a company that is driven by purpose rather than monetary value. Large companies that cared more about profits and sales that sold themselves on climbing the corporate ladder are having to re-brand themselves to be the company employees want to work at. The employees are the glue that hold a company together.