Proper Employee Management in Small and Large Enterprises
Small enterprises usually start out as one-man operations but as the business grows the owner finds it imperative to hire extra hands to lighten the workload. How does a business owner get to hire the right persons, what does it take to delegate duties and responsibilities, how best can staff be managed?
Understanding Strong Personalities
How do you effectively lead and manage strong personalities in your organization? In the course of being a manager or supervisor you will inevitably encounter a number of different personalities, some of which will be easy for you to manage and some which will be very difficult best on your leadership-style and personality-type.
Why Control Freaks Can't Delegate
You might think that someone who likes to be in control would be the ideal type of character to run a business. Not so. When the need for control is severe the individual actually makes a burden of all duties by refusing to believe anyone else but they could carry them out to a high standard.
After the entrepreneur has identified and selected the required number of persons to staff the business, the next thing will obviously be to manage this team. Being able to direct the team successfully will largely depend on the entrepreneur's management skills and leadership abilities. What techniques of motivation and management can the business owner summon?
Creativity and Barriers to Creativity
Creativity and innovation is a critical pair that should be embraced by any business that seeks to be successful in the modern global economy that is not only fast-paced but fiercely competitive. While not all creative entrepreneurial efforts will be a resounding success, sustained attempts at creativity will constantly result in equally creative solutions to a plethora of problems. The successful organization is one that proactively seeks to dissuade any barriers to creativity.
Reward Systems in an Entrepreneurial Organization
Reward systems are a critical fundamental of the entrepreneurial organization. This is because they have the ability to shape the behavior of the employees and the overall organization culture in the same way as the attitude of the business owner can. It is therefore imperative that management look into the organization's various reward systems with an aim to establishing whether these are working for or against the desired enterprising culture.
The Enhancement of Organizational Creativity
Organizational creativity does not come by spontaneously but rather it is developed through sustained encouragement. The entrepreneurial manager is the one who sees to it that the organizational environment is befitting for the flourishing of creativity, both within him/her and for the employees as well. Creativity can be enhanced in the same way as innovation.
What Metrics Are You Using?
Every business needs metrics, not only to measure, but to set the precedent and direction of the business and its employees. Metrics are not always as easy to establish as one might think, but with out the right metrics in place, you may not be steering your ship in the right direction.
How to Stimulate Innovation within the Organization
While there are a host of external support structures that can be used to kindle innovation within the organization, it is agreed that the best way forward should first be to develop the organizational capacity innovation from within first. Stimulating innovation within the organization calls for the use of various strategies and tactics that are part of the managerial acumen.
Putting Motivation into Practice within the Small Enterprise
Different theories of motivation have been posited by various scholars and they have really proven to be effective in helping to get others motivated. These theories have a great role to play in any business organization and of course the effort must be initiated from the top i.e. by the entrepreneurial owner/manager. It is he or she that must start putting motivation into practice within the organization.