65 / 100

~by Anica Oaks~

A small business depends on its staff. However, good help can be hard to find. Staff of all kinds could use some help. Here are some qualities that you could encourage in your staff.

1. Dedication

It is extraordinarily important to have a staff that is dedicated to your business and its success. In order to increase dedication among your staff, remind them that when you and the business succeed, everyone wins. Consider offering monetary or other incentives for dedication that generates positive results. This will also increase the amount of motivation that you see in your staff.

2. Creativity

Many businesses have specific ways of doing things. This orderliness helps things run smoothly. However, there may be alternative methods to getting something done which may be even better. Creative thinking can result in more efficient procedures. Your employees may also be able to come up with creative solutions when problems arise. When you find yourself unable to come up with new ideas or a solution to a problem, you’ll be grateful you have a creative staff. Encourage this by finding people who have an interest in the arts and by providing a space for your employees to talk and bring up ideas.

3. Leader

You absolutely need a staff with leadership qualities. The other qualities aren’t going to shine through if your staff doesn’t feel comfortable stepping up and speaking their mind. Your staff needs to be able to come up with ideas, but they also need to be able to be put these ideas into place. Leadership qualities come naturally to some. There are also plenty of conferences and workshops to encourage this behavior. And if you are exceptionally dedicated, you could even consider an online master’s in leadership or a master’s in business administration to shore up those skills.

4. Positive Attitude

A lot of people dislike work. In fact, most people would rather be anywhere else than work. However, it’s important that a staff does not show this when they are in the workplace. Attitude is everything. People should be positive about being at work every day. They should also have a positive attitude for what your small business could turn into. Look for people who believe in themselves and believe in your company and use that to keep a smile on their face.

Having the right people behind you in the workplace is essential. You may already have great people, but there is always room for improvement. Look for these qualities, and if you see that these qualities are lacking in your staff, think of ways to increase the missing qualities.

Meet the Author: Anica Oaks

Anica is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean and anything outdoor related. She was raised in a big family, so she’s used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her specialty. You can connect with Anica here.