In tough economic times, organizations must focus on getting the highest possible return on their workforce investment.
To achieve that goal, it’s more important than ever for supervisors to motivate employees, challenge them to peak efficiency and create an environment that helps them grow not just as employees, but as people.
Here are six ways managers can help employees maximize their productivity and improve retention, as explained in the new book, Fifth Wave:
1. Question employees relentlessly. A big part of creating a growth-oriented workplace is to constantly question your employees. Examples:
- “Did you notice what you did there?”
- “Why do you think you said that?”
- “I noticed that when your position was challenged in the meeting, you didn’t defend it. Why?”
Creating a “question culture” will help raise performance expectations throughout the company. It will train employees to think carefully about how th...(register to read more)