Employee Engagement In Small Businesses
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.)