If someone asked you to describe your workforce, what would you say? Hopefully, you already lead a team of superstar employees – staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver results. But if your team lacks superstar quality, don’t panic. Perhaps they just need to realize their potential – and you’re the person to steer them in the right direction! Here’s the ultimate guide on how to turn your employees from average to amazing in just a few simple steps.
1. Encourage your superstars-in-the-making
Set manageable goals for your staff and explain how achieving these will benefit the entire company. Remember, you want to turn your workforce into bona fide superstars – and what do superstars receive when they’ve accomplished something? A shiny new award, of course. You might not be able to hand out a Grammy or an Oscar. but you can reward excellent effort with a small prize. It doesn’t have to be anything huge; tickets to the movies or a meal at a local restaurant will more than show your appreciation. Once the rest of your staff know you’re handing out prizes for excellence, it could encourage them to step up their game too!
2. Don’t be scared of creativity
Some of the most successful superstars in film, TV, or sport have earned millions of dollars because they weren’t afraid to think outside the box. See creativity as a good thing, rather than something that needs to be swept under the carpet. Each of your staff will have their own talents and skills; encourage them to overcome obstacles in the workplace and use their own initiative. Want to challenge your employees? Let them come up with their own ideas for a new business project and see what happens. Don’t forget to provide them with some guidelines before they get started, though. You never know – one your staff might come up with the next big thing that will revolutionize the way you do business.
3. Practice what your preach
No-one likes a boss who doesn’t walk the walk. If you want your staff to behave in a certain way, make sure you do the same. Be a visual example of the values that you want to instill in your employees and always share your objectives with the rest of the team. If you want your staff to become superstars, they’ll need to understand what it takes to run a business. And that’s where you come in!
4. Keep everyone updated
The world’s biggest superstars have one ear to the ground and are quick to adapt to the latest trends and styles. Your staff should be the same. Keep them updated with the latest company news and developments so they are aware of what’s going on – and what’s going to happen in the future. You can keep them informed about goals, strategies or new software via email or in weekly meetings, and even provide an insight into how other companies operate.
Congratulations! Because of your leadership, you’ve transformed your staff into superstars who are worthy of the red carpet treatment. The next step? An induction into the super-staff hall of fame. Just remember to keep your workforce feeling appreciated and encourage them to be the best they can possibly be!