In today’s global sociality our workforces have really changed. Fresh out of college I have found that managing a new company takes more than what you learn in school. The work place is no longer simply an office building filled with cubicles in one central location. Often times it can be spread out all over the country and even the world. So managers and company owners have to take notice of this rapidly changing workforce. Today I am going to let you in on a few tricks that I have learned which really helped me managed my company.
The fundamentals of modern management.
• Outsourcing is huge- If you want the best talent for your business you are going to have to outsource some positions. The best and the brightest might not be in the same city as your company so hiring remote workers is a great way to add talent to your team. Managing remote workers can seem difficult but it doesn’t have to be. A great way to do this is to make them part of the loop. When you call a business meeting in the office make sure that your remote workers are a part of it. Utilizing voice conference calling is the best method I have found and it really makes the remote workers feel like part of the team.
• Have an open work schedule- Whenever possible give your employees the option of making their own work schedule. This has become a common trend and really works well. When people make their own schedule often times companies see an increase in productivity. Many workers have a lot of downtime at work. These fast workers often get finished with daily tasks earlier than most and spend a lot of time surfing the web. Having personalized work schedules will help reduce this downtime and save you money.
• Have an open door policy- By having your door always open to any employee you create a more positive work environment. When workers feel like they can come to you about work related issues they are more likely to open up to you. This is a great way to weed out issues before they become bigger problems. Also, it lets you have a heads up on what’s really going on in your company.