Business owners can overwhelm their employees with pressure,  making them believe that this is the only way to get things done immediately.

Pressure in the workplace is good, because it helps to get things done; on the other hand, it can also work to your disadvantage, especially when there is too much pressure.

So, how can you be the boss that people want to work for?

Being the boss does not mean that you let everyone else do the work, and rely on your employees to run your business for you. This is a recipe for disaster. With that said, make it a point to be in the office as much as you can, and do some tasks yourself. Not only will you accomplish matters the way you want them to be accomplished, but you will also set an example to your employees, and you will be an inspiration for them. If you yourself are getting your hands dirty, they won’t have an excuse to slack off.

It is highly imperative that you keep a professional relationship with everyone who works for you; however do try to create personal relationships with them as well. A simple greeting can do wonders for an employee. They will feel that you are acknowledging their presence in the office. It also helps if you ask them how they are doing, and if they have any ideas they might want to share that will help benefit the company. Allowing them to have their voices heard will make them feel that they matter – because they do matter.

Managing your own business has its numerous perks. For one, you are the boss, and people look up to you. You are given the opportunity to change the lives of the people who work for you. You can also say goodbye to counting the number of vacation leaves you have left, because as a business owner, you will be able to go on a trip whenever you want. However, before you can reap the rewards that come with running your own business, you would need to go through with all the daily responsibilities it brings. With that said, you need to find a balance with how you manage everything. Business owners overwhelm the people who work for them, but don’t be this kind of person, so that you will be able to maximize everyone’s productivity.

Once you have learnt to do this, you can be the kind of productive boss that an employee would be glad to be working for.

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Michelle Poole
Michelle PooleVirtual Hand Owner
Over 30 years of experience in the world of office administration and 15 years experience at Senior and Board Level, gained in a variety of industries; Finance, Textiles, Charity, Advertising, Marketing and Distribution; all in Yorkshire.
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