How To Be a Great Boss – Efrat Peled on Fast Company

Get the best work out of your employees – and keep them happy in the process.

EMPOWER EMPLOYEES BEFORE OUTSOURCING TALENT

Before hiring consultants, remember that the best ideas can come from your staff. Ask them to submit ideas on how to solve problems before looking outside of the company for help. They will feel accomplished and see that you believe in them.

LET PEOPLE INNOVATE, OWN AND SHARE

Urge your employees to start conversations and brainstorm with those around them, especially people in different departments. As a boss, you should embrace the plans they come up with and incorporate them into the company’s overall strategy.

TRUST YOUR TEAM—THEY’LL TAKE NOTICE

By giving employees projects that are a little out of the ordinary and stretch beyond their usual obligations, you are showing that you trust them. In turn, they’ll be motivated to bring their passions to the table and apply them to push the business forward.

REWARD EMPLOYEES’ SENSE OF PURPOSE

When you’re giving someone on your team an assessment, create a set of milestones that recognizes their accomplishments and sets goals for future. Show your employees the link between their hard work and the company’s success, and they will be motivated to keep it up.

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