ESTABLISH AN IDENTITY
Developing an identity helps employees keep focused. What is your company about? Do you care what others think about you? What do your industry counterparts think about you? If your company has a good reputation, your employees are going to feel good about that. Having an indentify starts with you. Do you work hard? How do you respond to crisis? How do you treat customers? Your employees feed off of this. Who wants to be part of a company that doesn’t care how they are perceived? Not many super employees will be found that way.
Lastly, goals are so important. Giving goals that matter to employees is another building block when developing super employees. Remember, it should be goals that are important to them. It could be giving assignments that, if accomplished, will lead to a raise. Or maybe they would be a great manager in the shop, but there are areas you would like to see improvement.
Really, super employees are a combination of an employee wanting to perform and our recognizing this and acting on it. Too often, valued employees are not recognized for their many skills. Sometimes, we just aren’t observant enough to see what we have in front of us. The most important assets we have may be right under our noses — our very own super employees!
What makes a Super employee?
The most important assets we have may be right under our noses
• Driven: Shows a desire to work hard
• Attentive: Listens to direction
• Responsible: Has a good attendance record
• Positive: Isn’t openly critical of the company
• Flexible: They find a way to do what they are asked to do