As a business owner, you will know the IMPORTANCE YOUR TEAM HAS IN YOUR SUCCESS - that's why it is important to get the most out of your team as you can.
And I don't mean cracking the whip and enforcing them to work longer hours for less pay. I mean creating an environment where they want the business to succeed and where your success means their success.
1. Communication is better than dictation
It seems to me that I am always better off communicating my objective and letting my team figure out the solution than I am giving out orders. This is because Gen Y (younger staff) as they have been dubbed are problem-solvers and actually respond better to autonomy then you or I have in the past.
2.Take the time to understand peoples personality traits
There are four key behavioural traits people display they are; dominance, influence, stability and compliance and depending on which one of those traits is the predominant one each person will behave differently to the next. The trick is to understand how to communicate with each person in your team based on their personality traits.
3. Recognise when your staff can do a better job than you
This one takes a bit of pride swallowing but when you realise that your team can do things better than you can you begin to empower them to improve your business. Sometimes it pays to recognise that you don't always know best and that your habits aren't always the best way to go about things.