Without a clearly designed and purposefully enforced employee manual, your staff cannot succeed.
Let’s be honest, even the best employees struggle to maintain their motivation day in and day out. Let’s be even more honest, so do you. One help to reinforce motivation is an employee manual.
I’m not talking about a list of to do’s and don’ts. A manual must include those things, but a helpful manual also includes elements of how employees will be celebrated and incentivized. Additionaly, speaking to those elements on a regular basis will grow a culture
So, what are those elements?
Of course, a manual must make things clear like attendance expectations, appearance, evaluations, etc.
But if a manual only speaks to those things, it appears as if everything is a negative. Don’t look this way. Don’t be late. We will evaluate you to tell you how you are messing up.
What if you included some overlooked elements in your manual? What are some of those elements?
A manual should speak to how appreciation is shown to your staff.
A manual should speak to how employees can reach bonuses.
A manual should speak to how staff can earn raises.
What are their promotion opportunities?
Think of your manual as a tool for motivation instead of 10 commandments not to be broken. Do that, review them and celebrate achievement, and watch the culture of your office grow.
Resources to help you create office policies for your manual, as well as many other tools, can be found in our Prosight Success System. Check it out, and let us know how we can help further.
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Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.