If you’re growing your business and taking on team members, you’ll understand the huge importance of looking after your associates and employees.

From experience making sure your team do not burnout or become overwhelmed with work is massively important.  Spotting the signs is sometimes the difficult part.

As many of us work from home with your team working remotely, it’s challenging to know what’s going on all of the time.  Communication is definitely key.

Here are some helpful suggestions:

  • Always keep your door open, make your team aware they can phone you any time, should they have a problem or issue.
  • Beware of falling into the trap of giving more and more work to a team member. Even superstars get tired, jaded and have limits.
  • Give consistent feedback, at the very least speak with your team members at least once a week. Give them opportunity to give you feedback as well.
  • Make sure they have what they need to function properly.
  • Monitor their work load, have a good idea of the number of hours they’re working each month from their invoice.
  • Have regular conference call team meetings and make sure all the team attend, suggestion of every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Encourage your team members to have a proper break at the weekend, make sure they are not over working during the evenings.
  • During busy times throw in some extra recognition of their contribution, a thank you gift can work wonders.

Do you have team members that don’t know how to say ‘no’ to more work?

Be mindful, those taking on excessive amounts of work, without regular supervision of their work load, can easily burnout.  We all tend to have a ‘yes’ mentality and don’t know the art of saying ‘no’.