One of the common fears of new entrepreneurs is managing employees.
How do you motivate them? How do you correct their mistakes without them feeling that you are picking on them?
Well, it’s really hard to manage employees and deal with all their emotions…
One thing that helped me though, is this simple principle:
“Praise in public, reprimand in private.”
When you follow this, it will save your employee’s face when he has done something wrong, thus, enabling him to bounce back faster.
On the other hand, you want to let everyone know the accomplishment of your employee to boost his morale and to become an inspiration for others to follow.
As human beings, our hearts sing when we receive a recognition, right?
Unfortunately, I see some entrepreneurs doing the exact opposite of this simple principle.
They shout and they ridicule the employee in front of everyone else…
And when the employee did something good, they hardly praise him, or worse, even doubt that the results delivered.
“Totoo ba talaga yan? Siguro naka-chamba ka lang.”
These are the worst words we can utter to our employee, who worked so hard to deliver the results and is so excited to share them with us.
It’s like saying we don’t believe that he is capable of delivering those results!
If you’ve been under a “horror” boss before, I bet you know how deeply it hurts, right?
Remember, our employees are not robots!
They have feelings and emotions that we also need to take care of, so we can bring out the best in them!
Let me know what you think. 🙂