Latest research discloses that a chief executive officer of the organization has a significant role to play when it comes to employees’ management. While usually, we find most organizations with their senior managers taking the lead to engage and manage employees, the core value is added when the CEO pops in. Indeed, CEO’s leave a significant impact on employee engagement. This is why we thought to dig into more research and bring forth some easy and smart ways through which CEOs can improve the entire employee management system.
Firstly, we must know what the engaged employees want?
– According to employee surveys, they want to:
– Stay with an intent to remain in the organization
– Discuss highly about the organization with peers and;
– Attempt to deliver results
Going forward, companies too evaluate and manage their employees based on:
– Financial output
– Consumer content
– Quality of delivery
– Number of pitfalls
– Number of innovations
Therefore, one of the simple methods to enhance employee management is to start with the evaluation of engaged employees. At this juncture, CEO’s must-
1. Motivate employees with a goal
The pivotal agenda of any CEO in terms of employee management must be to give them a work life they like to be in. The life which gives them opportunities to explore, develop and create. If rewards are attached to the goal, it is much better. Once that vision is created amongst employees, they are indeed coming up with innovative results.
2. Create Strong Opinionated Leaders
Several researches have proven that newly made leaders tend to lack the spark of leadership because their innate natures do not match with the kind of role they are given. While creating new leaders, look for ones who can strongly view out their opinions whenever decisions are made. Employee management does not only come with deriving work out of their time but drawing value. A CEO knows about his A-players; not those who perform well but who can consistently stand out with their personalities as leaders.
3. Avoid the Bias
While, there are many employees who make up to work every year and deserve to be in the top list in times of performance appraisals. CEO’s are busy leaders who need to lead the organization. For this, the simple way to manage employees is by being fair in determining which employees deserves the reward, which are those who require training to improve, who all are hard workers and are still hidden from the sight of the company. Being fair as a CEO means evaluating each employee from his viewpoint and not from the view point of others.
This gives CEO’s a chance to build a rapport with unknown employees and build a strong bond with the talented ones. Such a way of employee management is unique yet simple if done one a month, six months or a year.
4. Be a Role Model
“We preach the gospel and if necessary use words”– Francis of Assisi
This brings out the core role of a CEO. Employees will not follow you if your actions do not match with your words. A CEO is the highest and last source of authority for employees. Therefore, what morals and ethics he walks on are easily identified by employees – new and even existing. To start the journey of engaging and managing employees, a CEO must create values on which he is ready to walk, and the footprints become the source of inspiration for the workforce.
Employees are the backbone of every company. It is them who contribute in following a culture that is designed for them. However, a CEO is the one who indirectly and unconsciously creates that office culture which new employees observe within their initial days and old employees are following. Once it is developed, it is hard to change. But, once the change is for the better, employee management is just another part of the CEO’s job.
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