he following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Top Producer. It corresponds with the article "Rules to Manage Employees." You can find the article in Top Producer’s January 2013 issue.
5 Tips to Improve Your Management Style
Forget the mistakes you may have made with your employees and strive to do better in the future.
Start the New Year with Focused, Motivated Employees
Have you met with your team leaders, supervisors and middle managers to define next year’s performance expectations and goals? Or done an individual performance review and discussed opportunities for growth?
"Employee of the Month" Award Flawed Concept
The pervasive Employee of the Month incentive is a poor strategy for motivating employee productivity. Normally the contest for Employee of the Month will take place merely among the top 15% of your workforce.
Never Forget What It Was Like
When managing your employees, think back to your own first job, previous employer or early mistakes.
What Is Your Management Style?
Great leaders are good at adapting to the environment around them and making changes when needed.
5 Tips to Maximize Labor Productivity
It doesn’t matter if it’s a milker or a herdsman -- hiring the right person for the job is critical to the success of your operation, and it should be taken very seriously.