Team management is often a big part of running a small business. But the exact tools and strategies you use depend on your management style and employee preferences. For example, some teams work remotely. Some require a lot of independence. Others may need more monitoring and guidance. Find out how to adapt your management style with these tips from members of the online small business community.
Implement workplace monitoring and maintain employee independence
Business owners may benefit from monitoring employee activity. However, some feel that this gives workers less freedom and control over their work. Since there are benefits to both sides, read this Process Street post by Leks Drakos for tips on how to implement the plan.
Measure your existing communication channels and exploit new ones
The channels you use to communicate with employees can have a huge impact on morale and productivity. So how do you find the right people for your team? It starts with measuring the impact of those you already use. Then you can find new ones and exploit them as well. Michelle Derry explores this concept in this Mediatoolkit post.
Stop procrastinating now
Procrastination can be a major pitfall for both business owners and their employees. If you want to get out of it, Rachel Strella from Strella Social Media has tips in this post. Share it with your team and then head over to BizSugar to see what the members have to say.
Implement these growth strategies for your small business
Growth strategies can vary, from hiring new team members to launching new marketing campaigns. Finding the right options for your business can have a huge impact on how quickly and effectively your business grows. In this Lion Blogger post, Eve Anderson explains how to get the most out of several growth strategies.
Gather everything you need to become a franchisee
Franchise business can be fun and profitable. However, there are several things that you need before setting out. In many cases, you need the ability to grow and manage a team. Ala Levine shares this online sentiment post with others. You can also watch the discussion from members of the BizSugar community here.
Hone your communication skills to better lead your startup
If you are the startup team leader, it is up to you to communicate your plan and expectations to your team. Some entrepreneurs may need to improve communication skills to get the most out of employees. Marty Zwilling of Startup Professionals Musings offers tips in this post.
Get your desk in the holiday spirit
The holidays can be an ideal time to boost team morale. This is not just about gifts or fancy parties. Creating a festive atmosphere throughout the season can help employees feel happy at work. How can you achieve this? CorpNet’s Nellie Akalp shares tips in this post.
Gather these essentials for working remotely
More and more business owners are allowing employees to work from home. But they need the right equipment to be truly productive. If you want to have an effective remote team, make sure they have the basics listed in this SMB CEO post by Ivan Widjaya.
Prepare your business to work remotely
Switching to a remote working model requires some preparation. This is true for companies of any size. But it is especially important for those who have employees in a dedicated office. Before you and/or your team make the switch, read this esteemed post by Sam Wilson for tips.
Increase productivity with these remote work tools
Once you have the basics covered, there are additional tools that can make remote work more productive. Lilly Shor from Craft.io shares seven in this post. So you can implement it at home or share it with your team.
If you would like to suggest your favorite small business content for consideration in an upcoming community roundup, please send your news tips to: firstname.lastname@example.org.