Welcome to the Small Business Ideas Forum! We are a community of over 100,000 small business folks with over 163,000 posts for you to browse. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest forum you will find and we'd love to have you as a member of our community. Please take a moment and register for a free account. If you need any help, please contact Chris Logan.

Small Business Ideas Forum

Small Business Ideas Forum

A friendly place to share small business ideas and knowledge, ask questions, find help and encourage others that are involved in the small business industry. Topics include small business marketing, generating revenue and small business computing.

Go Back   Small Business Ideas Forum > General Issues > General Small Business Issues
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools
Old 29th September 2016, 03:49 PM   #11
Squash Player

Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 6

Thanks a lot CodyDeegan.

Squash Player is offline   Reply With Quote
Register or log in to remove this ad.
Old 3rd October 2016, 10:54 PM   #12
VIP Contributor
CodyDeegan's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Philippines
Posts: 148

You are welcome. This is a struggle that most leaders especially the new one encounter. Managing or handling people is one of the hardest or tricky task of being a leader.

Doing business in the Philippines CORRECTLY
CodyDeegan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2016, 08:50 PM   #13
Brynn Thorne

Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 79

I agree with Logan - First, I'd like to give you a little background - I used to be a senior manager in a company where I was a shareholder. I am not longer active in that company, but I am still an investor. The business was tricky, but we did love what we were doing - we started with 6 employees and when I decided to explore other fields / businesses, we had close to 60 employees.

Going back to your scenario and why I said I agree with Logan - your company/ team is still growing and it is an opportunity for you to keep it growing - before you do so, you will need to rally your good people around you, because when you grow your team, you will need to delegate some tasks. So, you can start off by picking your leaders - depending on the complexity of the tasks, you may need 1 leader to 4-5 employees. If the tasks are not too complex, you may have 9 - 12 or 16 - 18 employees per leader. From there, you can solicit the help of your leaders to come up with a performance metrics for their team - then, you will come up with performance metrics for your leaders. Once you have that in place, you can discuss the metrics with your leaders and they in turn can discuss it with their team members. You may also opt to sit in those discussions. During those discussions, you'll have an opportunity to ask feedback from all employees. Afterwards, you can use the same performance metrics to evaluate performance and determine salary increases, promotions, etc.

Benefits to having the performance metrics:
1. You and your team will have a clear GOAL
2. Depending on how they want to grow in the company, your employees will know what is expected of them and what they will achieve if they deliver
3. You will have a qualitative and quantitative means of evaluating and compensating your employees

Regarding your plan to talk to the 4 "problematic" employees or their gang leader, if you only talk to them and give them feedback, they might feel singled out - employees talk - oh how they talk - and when they tell others, other employees may feel left out or resentful that their take on things were not considered as well. These are just some of my thoughts I know I may have gone overboard, but I really know what you are going through, which I why I thought to share. Goodluck!

Brynn Thorne is offline   Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
It's Time To Find Your First Employee Linda General Small Business Issues 7 10th November 2016 02:46 AM
Traits Of A SUPER Employee tishbiz General Small Business Issues 0 4th May 2014 10:16 PM
5 Essential Ways To Boost Employee Morale In Your Business AngelBiz General Small Business Issues 0 4th May 2014 03:41 PM
Effective Techniques To Reduce Employee Turnover AngelBiz General Small Business Issues 0 7th June 2010 10:03 PM
Tracking Employee Data In Excel hrdatamanager Computer Software 0 18th February 2009 01:04 PM

Thread Tools

Get Updates
RSS Feeds:
RSS Feed for General Small Business Issues RSS for this Category Only: General Small Business Issues

RSS Feed for Small Business Ideas Forum RSS for Entire Forum
Forum Rules

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Small Business Ideas Forum

At Your Business - Small Business Directory
Free Business Forms - Prewritten Documents
Search Engine Guide
Small business guide to search marketing

Small Business Brief
Fetching the Best Small Business Info

Free Links - Free Advertising
Free Guide - Online Directory

Advertise your business here
Contact us for more details!

Semantic Juice
Register now to access free Quick SEO service!

Rocket Lawyer
Sign up for free 7 day trial. Boost your biz!

Buy UPC Codes
Get your products listed online!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018 - Privacy