Encourage employees to follow their passion : - Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your Life – Confucius. Ask your employees what they really like to do, what they are passionate about or what gives the greatest thrills/kicks at work…as they answer, dig deeper. When was the last time you pulled your team together to ask for their ideas? Do it more often. If you help connect your employees’ passion to their jobs, not only they, however, you will also reap the rewards. It is imperative to collaborate with your employees to incorporate their passion into the work they do. When people are doing what they love, they are at their best. If you build a team of passionate people, they’ll not only produce for you –they’ll actually help retain each other.
Retaining your best employee is a strictly rational business strategy …Do all that you can…Think about the last time one of your most talented employees was poached by competition or just walked out of your door ? Did you launch an investigation? What measure did you implement to prevent it from happening again? You will never really know what it costs to lose a talented employee if you never calculate. A careful assessment of the numbers might just convince you to focus more heavily on retaining your talent.
Be an opportunist in a positive sense of the word on behalf of your people…Make people smarter…Help them Mine Opportunities : - Mining opportunities means looking for, finding and retrieving opportunities with your people - It doesn’t mean you are in charge of their career oaths. You must help them find opportunities on your own turf or they will find it themselves outside your turf. If you are an opportunity-minded manager, you will help your employees seek opportunities and help them to see those opportunities when they are right in front of their noses. To discover opportunities, one must look at the world in a new way, through new lens. It is impossible to make people smarter in a short term, but you can help them see with new eyes.