Employee Engagement In Small Businesses

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I’m not sure how everyone else defines a business as being ‘small’ or medium’ or ‘jumbo.’ Let’s say a small business is one with 10 or less employees. Can they benefit from engaged employees and how can engagement be bolstered when they’re a small business? They don’t have an HR Department reading journals and inventing new terms like employee engagement. They probably have one boss, maybe two, and they’re really busy and focused getting stuff done, making sales, completing orders. This article tosses around a few basic and unarguable ideas.

I recently did a speaking tour and many attendees were from small businesses. The presentations were specifically about building winning teams. Quite a few members of audiences were from businesses with zero employees. They had a one or two person owner/operator set-up. I admired their mindset. They had no employees, yet were pre-thinking about the need-for and the how-to of employee engagement BEFORE they even attempted to get any employees.

Smart! (Jumbo smart.)

About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on October 21, 2013, in Employee Engagement and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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