Time well spent can improve staff morale
One of the most simple and consistent means of improving staff morale and work results have been weekly team meetings.
If you are not already doing these then your first reaction might be – ‘I don’t have time.’
However myself and other advisers are finding that good team meetings held every week often turns out to be the best time investment any employer makes.
Many struggle at first in getting the meetings going with an existing team for whom this is a change, but once it becomes the habit, the whole team will value it and contribute well.
To make them valuable hold them in a relaxed setting – your home or one of the teams.
Move it around weekly if that helps, involve everyone.
Hold it with some morning tea and keep the focus on the farm and the team.
Have an agenda, keep the topics practical and involving the team.
What happened last week? What are we looking to achieve this week? What key things are coming up?
What has gone could we do better?
Are we on track with our health & safety? Who has leave well? What planned or wants to plan some?
Remember these meeting can be as quick as 30 minutes a week.
The feedback I have had from everyone making them a positive habit is always that it is time well spent.
John Brosnan, Human adviser at CooperAitken Accountants, Morrinsville, Matamata and Thames, DDI 07 889 8838 or email email@example.com. www.cooperaitken.co.nz