Don't Be a Minnesota Employer That Micro-Manages

Don’t Be a Minnesota Employer That Micro-Manages

When you’re an employer, it’s hard not to cross the line between being active and micro-managing. When you need something to get done, it’s often just easier to order your employees to do it; however, this is often not the most effective way to do so. Here’s how to be an active employer without micro-managing.

Suggest Rather than Order-

One of the easiest ways to be an active employer, without micromanaging, is to suggest rather than order. Whenever you tell an employee what to do, they may feel like their creativity and energy are being stifled. By suggesting they do something instead of ordering them to do it, they will likely be that much more productive, creative, and happy.

Ask for Feedback-

If you want to be an active employer, ask for feedback from your employees – on a consistent basis. This will help you know what your employees are thinking and feeling and better understand their motivations. It will also help you to communicate with them effectively.

Involve Your Employees in Decisions-

Whenever you can, involve your employees in your decisions. Nothing makes people feel like they’re being micromanaged more than when they feel as though they have no say in anything. These decisions could be anything from when the company holiday party is to how you’re going to implement the new break policy at work. Whatever you decide, your new employees will feel like you’re listening to them and that they’re a part of the team.

If you’re dedicated to being an active employer instead of one who simply micromanages, and you’re in need of new employees, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to help you find employees who are receptive to your suggestions and guidance but are also able to work effectively on their own.



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