All Together Now

The importance of generating "buy in" from your staff

into the company’s vision:

Have ongoing discussions. Host periodic meetings or interviews with team members in order to gather feedback on what’s working and what’s not. An alternative is to establish a representative committee composed of employees who will share their fellow workers’ thoughts and opinions.

Provide incentives. Employees should feel that there are benefits and rewards in helping their team or company reach its objectives. At Dickerson Employee Benefits, financial incentives are provided for those managers and employees who meet and exceed performance goals.

Encourage open communication. Foster a work environment that is “open to internal criticism,” says Lewis. Managers need to make employees feel that their opinions and viewpoints count. Employees “want to come to the office and go to the line because they feel they’re contributing something to the process and not just to their own income.”

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