Dear Entrepreneur,

Before your management approach can be effective, it must be consistent. You must reward the same behaviors in your employees every time they appear, discourage the same behaviours when they appear and treat every member of your team with an equal, level-headed view.

How you communicate to your team members can dictate the eventual success of your business. When giving instructions, recapping meetings or simply giving company updates, ensure accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness in your communication. This stands for any other medium, whether that means face-to-face communication, sending an email, or making a phone call. Accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness in your communication are the best ways to avoid miscommunication and to keep all your team members on the same page.

If you want your team members to effectively work together, have them work for something together. If you set goals just for a particular department or an individual, it will breed a limited mentality and it will force your team members to remain isolated. This leads to an inability to meeting your goals as a company. Instead, give your team members a unified focus and purpose, to inspire them together.

With love,