Managing employees is one of the key weaknesses we’ve often observed in startup entrepreneurs. Company founders can be so wrapped up in their vision, that their so-called “people skills” suffer. Its a common small business management failing.
Employees will be crucial to the success of your business. But getting them to do what you want can be a struggle. Plus, keeping up with legal, tax and other employer responsibilities is tough.
Dealing with people issues
How can an entrepreneurs get good results without “micro-managing” every detail? And what’s a good place to get answers to HR questions as they arise? Any business owner with employees must deal with “people” issues every day. As your company’s top executive and Human Resources (HR) manager, you are the one responsible for making it all function smoothly.
But that’s not easy, given the long list of laws and regulations governing your dealings with employees. And the legal aspects are just the beginning. Applying proper small business management skills can be an even bigger obstacle. For example, most business owners have delegated work to an employee, only to find a finished task or product that’s nothing like what they envisioned. In most such cases, the culprit is simply poor communication.