I recently revisited a perpetually relevant Forbes article from last summer, ‘Kiss Your Boss Goodbye. It’s Time to Be an Entrepreneur’. This article by Alan Hall introduces many key insights regarding employee engagement, while still driving home the underlying message of “If you can do it better, do it. “ to employees.
I firmly believe that a successful small business requires the agility and flexibility of listening to the feedback from your customers & staff, and using this insight to adjust and enrich your business plan.
This article presents the importance of maintaining a workplace in which your employees are engaged – not just because you should treat your people with respect, but because your company is more profitable when you do. Management needs to keep their employees engaged and content, or risk losing them.
For employees considering a professional transition, Hall details an incredibly useful set of steps to make sure you’re ready to set out on your own.