Learn How Skillful Employee Management Can Help You Increase The Value Of Your Business.
Employee management is an important task. It is not the same as personnel management. Personnel management in many businesses is almost an afterthought. It is the catch-all area responsible for benefits, keeping track of absences, and any number of lesser value chores.
Employee management as its name implies is much more active and forward thinking. It views employees as assets. And like other assets, their effective use can bring significant rewards. Effective use is not meant in any derogatory sense. It means that their work must be properly organized.
In the past few years I have enjoyed several vacations to the west coast of Mexico. It always amazes me to see the way things are built there. People go to work very early in the day, and work long hours. Yet progress seems very slow. However, examined more closely something important can be learned.
The workers are there, willing, and energetic. The impediment seems to be the organization of the work. Little effort seems to go into planning the work, and into organizing employees around the work, and around any unique skills they might have. Employee management appeared to be lacking.
There are shelves full of books written about management. And you can learn something useful from most of them. However, many focus on managing functional areas. They either ignore the human element, or they assume it away. Learn all you can from them. But remember the human element.
Remember that management, and organizing the work, are the ongoing tasks so that you are matching people, to tasks, to your business goals. Think about it, develop some programs, test them, document them and apply them. It may not sound like much, but it will give you a big head start on businesses that take it for granted.
Done right this will increase your business productivity, and the value of your business. It will be evident from the regular increases in revenue and profit your business generates. Businesses demonstrating regular increases in revenue and profit appeal to prospective buyers.
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