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To help morale, you must change your leadership focus from numbers to culture, a focus on purpose, morale, and loyalty. That boils down to engaged relationships. Three rules can help you get there.
Do you have any employees who work from home? If you understand the tax rules they face for claiming a home office deduction, you can help them.
Some questions can be unpleasant. One issue some business owners must face even though it is painful is employee theft. Every business, whether small or large, can take steps to minimize (or, with luck, eliminate) this aggravating problem.
You can share a laugh with your employees when it is appropriate, but you must keep yourself on a higher (though not aloof) level to ensure that the business runs smoothly despite all its (sometimes confrontational) personnel interfaces.
Just as a bad manager can destroy the best team working under him, a bad employee can create tensions among his fellow workers and ultimately affect your business in a negative way. Such tensions can tarnish the quality of other employees’ work and ultimately the image and success of the company.
Through the Client Engagement survey, SCORE tracks the successful client outcomes back to the volunteer of that client.
Over the past 10 years, Al has been a volunteer for Santa Cruz County Score serving as marketing chair and chapter chair among other roles. Under the leadership of people like Al, SCORE continues to be a valued resource for educating and mentoring small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Wall Street Journal recently noted that a surprising number of new grads accepted positions and then declined them before their planned reporting day arrived. I have had several SCORE clients comment that the competition for employees is fierce in all parts of the job market.