COMPANY CULTURE / AUG. 20, 2013
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Helping Employees to Chase their Dreams

Helping your employees to chase their career dreams will help you to create a driven, loyal workforce. After all, your employees aren’t working because they love the company that they work for or they admire their boss; they are working for the purpose of advancing their personal and professional goals.

How to create a loyal workforce

As a manager it is your responsibility to discuss with your employees where they are headed and which direction they wish their careers to take. Ask them about their job roles, career goals and ideas. Establish what each of your employees’ aspirations are, and ascertain how you can help them to advance their careers within your workplace.

Although the idea of helping employees to chase their dreams might sound odd, think again. Not only will doing so help you to strengthen relations with your employees, but it will help you to place your team in roles that are better suited to their career aspirations.

Furthermore, it will help you to inject a sense of loyalty into your employees that will ensure they do more than what is expected of them – not because they need to, but because they want to. They are also more likely to remain within the company for longer, meaning that your employee turnover rates are kept to a minimum.

Telling your employees that you care about them both motivates and inspires them. Happy employees show up to work on time, work harder and put more effort into what they are doing. They bring fresh ideas to the table on a regular basis and are generally happier in the workplace.

Even employees with repetitive or low-status jobs can be engaged in their work with a little time and attention.

How to focus more on employee dreams

  • Learn how to listen
  • Take regular meetings with your employees
  • Schedule changes
  • Increase flexibility
  • Implement pay rises

Helping your employees to chance their dreams will mean that they work harder to honor the trust you place in them.

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