Is there a way for businesses to help their teams grow both personally and professionally without compromising their values and integrity?
Seeing as modern trends are pushing people towards uniformity while trying to blend diversity into unsustainable patterns, businesses indeed need to be creative to attract all kinds of employees and make them fit in without pushing them away.
With hybrid work models adding more diversity to the mixture, new approaches and ideas are necessary for a creative workplace to thrive.
Let’s take a look at some ideas on how to help your employees remain true to themselves while at the same time contributing to business success.
Boost Team Efficiency
First things first! An inefficient team won’t get any business far regardless of the members’ enthusiasm.
It is essential to build strong teams rooted in honesty and expertise and reinforce it with solid procedures and practices.
While this may sound scary, it doesn’t have to be a single robust framework; taking things one step at a time is perfectly fine as long as you know where your business is headed to.
Experimenting is fine too as long as you’re observing best practices and relying on employee feedback. To keep an eye on overall team effectiveness, you should be ready to polish and re-polish obsolete approaches and listen to innovative voices.
All of this can be strengthened by hiring an integrator to oversee procedures and bring agility to the mix.
Learn from Integrators
Learn from fractional executives!
These people, also going by the name “integrators” are seasoned veterans in a couple of fields that can bring your business to the next level in a matter of months (maybe even less, for smaller businesses).
The term “integrator” was coined by Gino Wickman in his best—selling business books “Traction and Rocketfuel.” You typically learn about integrators when implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) as a management practice for your company.
“An Integrator is a person who is the tie-breaker for the leadership team, is the glue for the organization, holds everything together, beats the drum (provides cadence), is accountable for the P&L results, executes the business plan, holds the Leadership Team accountable, and is the steady force in the organization.”
Prioritize Effective Goals
The art of goal-setting is not for the weak-willed. It goes without saying that decision-makers in your business need to be hardened seniors who know exactly how to align the goals with employees’ aims.
Take setting goals a priority as this will simplify all other steps. Vague goals and poor training to uphold them will make things more difficult, so you need to think well ahead.
To be able to cope with any trends threatening to disrupt your procedures, you’ll need to hold to your goals and polish the approaches.
This will help employees in multiple ways. Firstly, you’ll be able to curb burnout and secondly, you’ll know where and when to delegate tasks.
Brainstorm Learning Techniques
Continual learning is a perk not to be overlooked. All businesses know this, but not everyone is giving it proper consideration.
For businesses, it is crucial to understand how adults learn. Not just any learning will do! Appropriate training materials need to be drafted, distributed, and backed up by professional advice.
With eLearning moving boundaries very so often, you’ll want your materials to be adjustable and coherent.
Information overload is a real issue in this regard, so make sure to plan your training materials accordingly.
Embrace Knowledge Sharing
The next phase is to enhance information sharing by incorporating a learning culture into your company’s vision. Setting up a knowledge-sharing system (KSH) is an excellent way to accomplish this challenging objective.
A KSH is a platform made up of people and procedures that store information in one place. Everyone should have instant access to everything.
Literally, all businesses have issues in this department as only portions of corporate knowledge are widely accessible, so there is much room for improvement in this department.
Set up Hybrid Work Models
Hybrid work models seem to be the future, so you should consider offering one that suits your needs best.
There are six hybrid work models to consider, as follows:
- Almost entirely off premises
- Almost entirely on premises
- Partially remote work, large office space
- Partially remote work, multiple hubs
- Multiple microhubs
- Partially remote work, with flexible office space
These models cover all business circumstances, so you should compare pros and cons when deciding which one is the most beneficial for your circumstances.
Help Remote and Expat Workers Keep Up With Taxes
Remote workers have the freedom to work from anywhere. That’s why businesses offering remote work should consider this option seriously and come up with flexible contract types to accommodate employees’ needs.
For starters, some remote workers decide to go digital nomad or full-on expats, meaning they may be adhering to a different tax system or even running a business of their own for tax purposes.
To attract talents from wherever they may be, you should make sure to help them stay on top of tax deadlines. In addition, offering a suitable contract and insurance may also help your cause.
Keep up with New Tech Trends
New tech is developing way too fast for anyone’s liking and businesses are having it particularly difficult.
Instead of rushing to adopt every new app that’s being hyped, a better approach would be to observe best practices when it comes to trends.
E.g., presently recommended are the following trends:
- IoT for asset management
- Cloud-based software for remote work
- Artificial intelligence for business automation
- Inventory management software for supply chains
Or for example, dip your toes into trying out management apps for small businesses, or project management software that fits your specific niche. And as almost every company uses shipping, check into delivery tracking software.
Is That All?
Of course, this list isn’t extensive. The focus is on the tips that any business can make use of. Adjusting trends and procedures to your business practices is, after all, critical, so rather than saying that all businesses should do strictly this or that, they should focus on engagement and agility.
We strongly suggest you consider these guidelines as a whole rather than a set of individual guidelines.