Provide a clear and compelling vision and purpose that will inspire and motivate people.
· Align this vision to the corporate vision or the bigger picture. Once people understand where they fit in, as well as what their contributions are, then they'll have a sense of purpose, which is a great motivator.
· Release some energy by allowing the employees to help define the vision.
Lay out a roadmap on how you'll achieve the vision.
Once you explain to your employees where they're going (vision), you can then set out how they're going to get there. In other words, here you'll explain the critical areas to be addressed along the journey towards reaching the vision.
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Set out and measure objective in order to guide people.
These objectives should be 'SMART'. This stands for:
pecific: Be clear on what must to be achieved;
easurable; Make accomplishments measurable;
chievable: Make objectives realistic;
esult-oriented: Focus on the outcome; and
ime-specific: Set deadlines for when the objectives must be accomplished by.
Regularly review individual and team performance.
Now that your employees understand their vision and the road to get there, you must manage the process every step of the way.
Continuously communicate the vision and objectives to your employees.
By doing this, you can prevent your employees from getting side-tracked from the vision, alongside its objectives.
*Those were 5 leadership tools to use in creating, maintaining and increasing employee performance. But there are still many other tools that can help you increase employee performance in the workplace. To learn what they are, get your hands on the Practical Guide to Human Resources Mnagement