Your workforce becomes the bread and butter of your business. When you started out as a fresh startup, it most likely will have just been you, and perhaps one other person running the business. But as your business experiences growth, the workload grows and grows, until you have to hire more and more. Once you get over the hassle of doing it with one employee, hiring the rest becomes easy. But what doesn’t get easier, is actually managing the people that work for you.

It can be so stressful knowing that you have a group of people who are relying on you to pay their wages each month. All of a sudden, you can’t help but feel the urge to bring in more money, to support yourself, your business, and the people working for it. So if you feel like you are struggling to manage your workforce growth, then we’ve got some great tips for you. So have a read of what we’ve got to say below, and see if you can implement any of the techniques for your business.

Making Office Life Smoother

There’s nothing worse than being in an office that’s just so unorganized and clunky in terms of the processes, that it’s actually hard to get through the working day. The world is a wonderful place, and it has produced technology that’s so good at managing the day to day office life. So the cloud pbx is just one piece of kit that can help you out. It helps you take calls, divert them to other areas of the office, and make external calls.

It’s so much easier than you having to put someone on hold, then run around the office trying to see if they’re available. It’s also far more professional for your customers to hear, rather than hearing ‘let me go and find them’. So that’s just one thing that can make office life more fluid, having set things to do can also make it easier. Writing out what you think your employees should have done by when, gives them something so much more structured to follow.

When Office Dramas Begin To Bud

So the more people that you have working for you, the more likely you are to experience this. Office dramas can be high, especially during busy periods or even the time of year. If the office is boiling hot during the summer and the workload is high, people are going to get snappy. So each week, you should try and gain a weekly round-up of how people are getting on with each other, and iron out any problems. Try and make it an open environment where your employees can come to talk to you about anything so that problems are actually resolved, rather than escalated.

Making It A Connected Team

A connected team is most definitely a stronger one, and there are plenty of team-building things that you can do to help you bring the team together. Even just taking everyone out for lunch once a week will do the trick.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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