In so many situations, managing in today’s workplace is like herding cats. Employees are independent — often going their own way — and don’t respond to yesterday’s authoritarian management styles. How do you motivate and train today’s worker to do a great job? You might not like the answer: It’s up to you and to them.
Mike Collins, president of The Perfect Workday Company, offers tips in his seminar “Herding Cats: Managing Employees in a Small Business” on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cole Auditorium, on the campus of Richmond Community College, Hamlet. A $5 fee covers a light lunch.
The seminar covers how to find good people and bring them on board. Learn what motivates people and how to reward or discipline them. Know what to do if you have to let them go for cause or for financial reasons.
“This seminar is especially helpful for managers who have not received formal management training, who have in their first management position, or who find it uncomfortable managing employees who may have been their peers in the past,” said Collins.
Preregister for the seminar by calling RCC’s Small Business Center Director Deborah Hardison at 910-410-1687, emailing email@example.com, or at www.richmondcc.edu under Workforce and Economic Development schedules.