Posted On: January 13, 2014 | Category: Employees
It’s January, which means you’re probably in the “new year, new me” mentality common to many business owners. You’ve likely set goals for yourself to meet in the next 12 months. Maybe you want to reach a certain number of customers, or have a certain amount in the bank. But you’re not oblivious; you know that you’re only as good as your team.
It’s not always easy to get your staff as fired up as you are. After all, your business is your baby, not theirs. So you have to come up with employee motivators to bribe everyone into giving a crap and pitching in. So you announce competitions between your employees or departments to get everyone pumped about making money. You think you’re doing the right thing. After all, you’re managing, right? You’re delegating tasks and finding ways to ensure their success. Not so fast. Turns out those little “contests” can be killing your business.