As the saying goes – “the fish is rotten from the head down”.

If you are an employer, it is your responsibility to have the correct structure in your business to ensure that you employee perform to the best of their ability. Before you can really work on the culture of your business you need to have the following:

1. Contracts of employment – each team members needs to have a contract of employment with you and they need to receive it within a month of joining. This is for your benefit as well.

2. A job description – each team member needs to understand what their job is and how they will be measured in that job. Most small business owners do not provide these because they fear the “that’s not in my job description” retort when they ask someone to do a different task. That response can be avoided.

3. Your employee handbook – you need this because it contains all the working rules that you have in your business. It explains what you should do if there is ever a problem with a team member and it also outlines expectations for the team.

As business coaches, we work with business owners to ensure that these are in place. With the right structure in place we also work with business owners to build their business based on these firm foundations.

Call Derek O’Dwyer today to discuss the structure of your team and how best to get renewed momentum in your business.

About the author,

Hi I’m Derek O’Dwyer. I have been an ActionCOACH for the last 18 years. I live in Clare and work with businesses around Ireland to take their business to the next level. I am passionate about business and providing help and advice. In the past 18 years I have worked with over 400 business owners helping them and their business. I adapt my coaching depending on what you and your business need. I find that each coaching relationship is different but as long as we understand that we have a common objective with timescales, positive things happen quickly. I am a firm believer i the concept of “what you can measure you can manage” and “what you measure you can improve”. Key performance indicators and accountability form the bedrock of my coaching platforms. If making more money from your business, working less hours in your business and having a great team running your business then it’s worth having a discussion with me. If you are willing to implement changes I will be there to help every step of the way. In terms of personal accolades and recognition I have been awarded ActionCOACH of the year in Ireland every year for the last ten years In 2019 I was inducted into the ActionCOACH Global Hall Of Fame I was global Rookie Coach of The Year in 2002 having achieved remarkable success as the first ActionCOACH in Europe. Many of my clients have also received awards from their peers for their business improvements.

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