Leadership, Culture and Nurturing
Developing your employees will determine how you want your business to be seen. Your culture will reflect your business.
If you want your business to be seen as an employer of choice, you need to encourage, nurture and understand your employees.
This doesn’t start with talking to them and telling them how it will be; it starts by listening. How many times do you hear people say ‘it’s just a job’ or ‘it pays the bills’? Wouldn’t it be good to have your employees not so much love their work, but to appreciate that you are providing an environment that is complimentary to their wellbeing?
Try it next time you have an issue at work. Instead of mulling it over and getting yourself worked up and stressed, ask your employees. You will be amazed at the knowledge that will be espoused from your workers. Do not think that because you have a degree, a trade or a certificate of merit in origami that you have all the answers.
HunterNet has always been about facilitating businesses growth, looking for opportunities and encouraging businesses to look outside the postcode they work in. However, sometimes to improve your business you need look no further than inside your own four walls.
Nurturing your staff through development can provide dividends that maybe blind to you. HunterNet can play a role in developing your employees. We make opportunities to grow your employees available to members. That can be through work health and safety forums, human resource forums, specific courses like tender writing, business development and free trade agreement seminars. Each is designed to enhance your business and to develop your teams. These forums, workshops and seminars help build networks and provide a platform for enhanced thinking.
Management 101 will tell you that leadership is where it all starts; nurturing your employees enriches your environment, your safety, your efficiency, your growth and ultimately your culture.
Just like a good network, you will always find the answer to whatever you need to know. If the first person you ask doesn’t know, they will know the person that does.
Wayne H Diemar
Acting CEO HunterNet