Owning a small to mid-sized business in today’s super competitive market can be amazingly rewarding but it is not without its challenges. Form supply chain issues, workflow and project management issues and HR management there are so many moving parts that come together to make a successful enterprise.
Cloud based HR systems have become a necessary part of life in the business world and for good reason. They automate and streamline so many different competing priorities allowing your team to focus on bigger picture issues. Processes like brainstorming sessions to stimulate thought leadership in your junior level executives, informative and motivational working sessions with your staff that encourage team building and interpersonal skills and finally, time to focus in on what’s really your biggest investment as a company and business owner-your people.
Automating Business to Initiate Innovation
If you have a team of bright, energetic and knowledgeable employees who have specialized degrees in business and HR and you have them working on mundane tasks like new hire paperwork and onboarding sessions you are not only doing them a disservice you are doing yourself a disservice as a business owner as well. How can you expect your staff to be motivated and to innovate when you have them handling tasks that an intern should be doing?
You must be able to provide your teams with the tools that they need to succeed in their roles and beyond. If you are not setting your staff up for success you are setting them up to fail and when they do, your company often fails in some way as a result. Automating business processes can help you focus on developing innovation and thought leadership in your staffers.
You can focus on managing your staff’s productivity and holding them accountable in a positive manner when you have lifted mundane tasks off their desks and you have given them full control over projects that they were specifically hired in for. Projects that correspond directly with the job description that you hired them for and that they are more than qualified to be in. Successful and positive productivity management is tantamount to keeping employee satisfaction and morale high and keeping your company revenues and profits even higher.
If you have a team that is chomping at the bit to come into work for you every day to make you money you have got to be doing something right. If you don’t you need to take a good look at how you are managing your staff and your expectations around their performance. Remember, micromanagement is the number one productivity killer and it also contributes to low employee morale and high turnover rates. Let your people do what you hired them in for and you will be surprised at how innovative they can be and better yet, at the results that you will see long term for your company.