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5 Tips to Make Managing Employees Less Stressful for Everyone

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This article on employee management comes from Entrepreneur.

5 Tips to Make Managing Employees Less Stressful for Everyone

To get the most out of your employees, you need to start by looking at the things you can control.

Managing can be stressful, but by paying close attention to the culture you’re creating, you can make lasting improvements in the lives of your workforce. Here’s how you go about doing it.

1. Match the right software to your needs.

Finding the right solution for your company will take much of the hassle out of managing your human resources, leaving more time for the kinds of management practices that actually promote the happiness and engagement of your employees.

2. Encourage employees to be well-rounded outside of the office.

Well-rounded individuals are happier employees because they take time to refresh outside of work.

Happier employees, it turns out, are more productive. Since the most effective leadership is leading by example, look for opportunities to volunteer in the community and show your employees how gratifying it can be to give back.

3. Be the wind beneath their wings.

Your employees should have goals at work, whether they revolve around sales figures, client satisfaction ratings or performance review metrics.

Goals can help motivate workers and keep them engaged and productive. It’s also important, however, that they have goals outside of work.

4. Recognize that appreciation is a strong currency.

Now that your employees have goals both for their work performance and their lives in general, celebrate their accomplishments when they achieve them.

Instead of handing out a vague sort of accolade like the employee of the month, get specific. What did they do that you think is worth celebrating, and why should the rest of your employees take note?

5. Stop being a private eye.

Trust your employees. You hired them, after all. Your employees are there to do a specific job, and they can’t perform it when they’re constantly being micromanaged.

Trust your employees to get their work done, and the vast majority of the time, they will. If they constantly feel as though they’re being spied on, they’ll just become resentful and unproductive.

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