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Importance of Resources and their efficient use!!!

February 17, 2012 by
Importance of Resources and their efficient use!!!
Today, I got a chance to discuss few policies with Manan Vora, Husen Daudi, Hemkant Sharma, Julious, Nandu Masta, Rehman Munza, Nilesh Prajapati and Anand Trivedi.
While deciding some policies, Our Chief Operational Officer Manan Vora (having a strong experience working in USA and now serving SerpentCS) spoke the words as below and all the members of board of directors gave standing ovation.

 " It Doesn't Matter How Many Resources You Have. If You Don't Know How To Use Them, They Will Never Be Enough !!! "
It says a lot really. Rest of the things are simply hard to express in words.
Importance of Resources and their efficient use
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management is the function within an organization that focuses on recruitment, management, and the direction of the people in the organization. Human Resources management is also performed by line managers.

Team Building
People in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team and my team, but few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Here are twelve tips for building successful work teams: Context, Commitment and culture!

Work Dress Code
Your Company's objective in establishing a business casual dress code, is to allow our employees to work comfortably in the workplace. Yet, we still need our employees to project a professional image for our customers, potential employees, and visitors. All casual clothing is not suitable for the office. Business casual dress is the dress code standard.

Employee Recognition Letters
A simple thank you letter, that recognizes specific employee contributions, goes a long way in helping employees feel recognized and rewarded. In fact, an employee recognition letter that accompanies a bonus check or a gift magnifies the recognition an employee experiences. Some employees experience such gratification that they post the thank you and recognition letter in their cubicle, office, or workstation for years.

Ways to Be Happy at Work
Working at Google sounds very cool. I'd be the first to tout Google as a motivating employer: free food, engineers who spend 20 percent of their time on their own projects ... Google and other Fortune magazine top 100 employers provide best workplaces. At the same time, perks that enable employees to spend all their time at work exploit people and destroy work - life balance. So, even the best employer may not be best for everyone. These are factors that will help you find happiness at work.

Difficult People
Difficult people do exist at work. Difficult people come in every variety and no workplace is without them. How difficult a person is for you to deal with depends on your self-esteem, your self-confidence and your professional courage. Dealing with difficult people is easier when the person is just generally obnoxious or when the behavior affects more than one person. Dealing with difficult people is much tougher when they are attacking you or undermining your professional contribution.

New Employee Welcome Letter
A welcome letter to a new employee who has accepted your job offer confirms the employee's decision to accept the position. The new employee welcome letter helps the new employee feel wanted and welcomed.

Develop an Employee Handbook
Prepare list of the policies, procedures, and professional behavioral expectations in an employee handbook. This sample employee handbook table of contents also covers pay, benefits, performance expectations and legal issues.

Job Analysis
A job analysis is the process used to collect information about the duties, responsibilities, necessary skills, outcomes, and work environment of a particular job. You need as much data as possible to put together a job description, which is the frequent outcome of the job analysis.

How to Develop a Policy
You want to have the necessary policies and procedures to ensure a safe, organized, convivial, empowering, nondiscriminatory work place. Yet, you do not want to write a policy for every exception to accepted and expected behavior. Policy development is for the many employees not for the few exceptions

Conflict Resolution
As an organization leader, manager or supervisor, you are responsible for creating a work environment that enables people to thrive. If turf wars, conflicts, disagreements and differences of opinion escalate into interpersonal conflict, you must intervene immediately. Conflict resolution, with you as mediator, is essential. Conflict resolution is an immediate priority for your organization.


Organizational Culture
People in every workplace talk about organization culture, the mysterious word that characterizes a work environment. One of the key questions when employers hire an employee explores whether the candidate is a good cultural fit. Culture is difficult to define, but you generally know when you have found an employee who appears to fit your organizational culture

Performance Improvement Plan
The Performance Improvement Plan (PDP) facilitates constructive discussion between a staff member and the supervisor and clarifies the work performance to improve. It is implemented, at the discretion of the supervisor, when it becomes necessary to help a staff member improve performance. The supervisor, with input from the affected employee, develops an improvement plan; the purpose of the activities outlined is to help the employee to attain the desired level of performance.

360 Degree Feedback
360 degree feedback is a method and a tool that provides each employee the opportunity to receive performance feedback from his or her supervisor and four to eight peers, reporting staff members, co-workers and customers.

Trust Rules
How important is trust in your organization? Without trust, you have nothing. Trust forms the foundation for effective communication, employee retention, and employee motivation and contribution of discretionary energy, the extra effort that people voluntarily invest in work. When trust is present, everything else is easier.

Nonverbal Communication
Is there ever any doubt in your mind as to the mood of a coworker upon their arrival at work? Nonverbal communication is the single most powerful form of communication. More than the voice or even words, nonverbal communication cues you in to what is on another person’s mind. The best communicators are sensitive to the power of the emotions and thoughts communicated nonverbally.

Make Meetings Work
People spend so much time in meetings that turning meeting time into sustained results is a priority for successful organizations. Actions that make meetings successful require management before, during, and after the meeting. If you neglect any one of these meeting management opportunities, your meetings will not bear the fruit you desire from the time you invest in meeting. Take these  meeting management actions to guide meeting attendees to achieve expected, positive outcomes.


Say Thank You at Work
You can cultivate an attitude of gratitude in your workplace by thanking employees and coworkers frequently for their contributions. Saying thank you is one of the easiest and best forms of employee recognition.

Leadership Values
Leaders know what they value. They also recognize the importance of ethical behavior. The best leaders exhibit both their values and their ethics in their leadership style and actions. Your leadership ethics and values should be visible because you live them in your actions every single day.

Identify and Live Your Personal Values
Values are traits or qualities that are considered worthwhile; they represent your highest priorities and deeply held driving forces. When you are part of any organization, you bring your deeply held values and beliefs to the organization. There they co-mingle with those of the other members to create an organization or family culture.

Sample Paid Time Off Policy
The purpose of this Paid Time Off (PTO) policy is to provide staff with the opportunity to take paid time away from work that can be used for such needs as vacation, personal illness, family member illness, personal time, doctor appointments, school or philanthropic volunteerism, and other activities of the employee's choice. The company's goal, in providing PTO, is to reduce unscheduled absenteeism, reduce the need for supervisory oversight, and provide employees with flexible time off.

Sample Attendance Policy

Excellent attendance is an expectation of all employees of Your Company. Daily attendance is especially important for hourly employees whose customers and coworkers have the expectation of on-time product shipping and delivery. Emergency personal time is made available to employees for such unscheduled events as personal illness, immediate family member illness, and doctor appointments.

Severance Pay
Severance pay is money that an employer might want to provide for an employee who is leaving their employ. Normal circumstances that might warrant severance pay include layoffs, job elimination, and mutual agreement to part ways for whatever reason. Severance pay usually amounts to a week or two of pay for each year of service to the company. In some instances, a severance package might include extended benefits and outplacement assistance.

Bad Bosses
You're weary. You're frustrated. You're unhappy. You're demotivated. Your interaction with your boss leaves you cold. He's a bully, intrusive, controlling, picky and petty. He takes credit for your work, never provides positive feedback and misses each meeting he schedules with you. He's a bad boss, bad to the bone. Dealing with less than effective managers, or just plain bad managers and bad bosses, is a challenge too many employees face

Motivation: Wants From Work
Some people work for personal fulfillment; others work for love of what they do. Motivation is different for different people. Some people work to accomplish goals and to feel as if they are contributing to something larger than themselves. The bottom line is that we all work for money and for motivation reasons too individual to assign similarities to all workers

Demonstrate Respect

Ask anyone in your workplace what treatment they most want at work. They will likely top their list with the desire to be treated with dignity and respect. You can demonstrate respect with simple, yet powerful actions. These ideas will help you avoid needless, insensitive, unmeant disrespect, too.

What Employees Want
Every person has different reasons for working. The reasons for working are as individual as the person. But, we all work because we obtain something that we need from work. The something obtained from work impacts morale, employee motivation, and the quality of life. To create positive employee motivation, treat employees as if they matter - because employees matter. These ideas will help you fulfill what people want from work and create employee motivation.

Behavioral Interview
Want to know the best way to identify whether a candidate's characteristics and motivations match the behaviors needed for your job? A behavioral interview is the best tool you have to identify candidates who have the behavioral traits and characteristics you believe are essential for success in your open job. Find out more about how to prepare for and conduct a behavioral interview.

Leadership Success Secrets
Key leadership success secrets set great leaders apart from so-so leaders in organizations. Leadership style is learned from mentors, learned in seminars and exists as part of a person's innate personal leadership skill set developed over years, and existing, possibly from birth. Nature or nurture is a question often asked about leadership. I answer, "yes," because I believe the combination of natural leadership skills and nurture through leadership development defines leadership style.

Reward, Recognition, Award,...
Look for convenient, appreciated, reasonably cost-conscious ways to provide rewards and recognition, demonstrate your appreciation and say 'thank you' for contributions that people make at work.

Employee Motivation
Employee motivation is a continuing challenge at work. Particularly in work environments that don’t emphasize employee satisfaction as part of an embraced and supported overall business strategy, supervisors and managers walk a tough road. On the one hand, they recognize their power in drawing forth the best employees have to offer; on the other, they feel unsupported, rewarded or recognized themselves. My word to managers? Get over it. Employee motivation is always possible.

Paid Vacation Days Policy
Paid vacation days are time off work provided to employees as a benefit. Paid vacation days are generally accrued by employees based on years of service to the organization.


HR OneStop Center
Looking for information about any aspect of human resources, work force management and development, self development, or business management for your business or organization? You've found the right resource. Here are all the resources you'll need to effectively start, manage and develop your human resources department and all aspects of your business. Find information about human resources, management, and working with people at work.

Employee Empowerment
Looking for real management advice about people? You want to create an environment in which people are empowered, productive, contributing, and happy. Don't hobble them by limiting their tools or information. Trust them to do the right thing. Get out of their way; watch them catch fire. These are the most important principles for managing people. They reinforce employee empowerment, accomplishment, and contribution. These management actions enable the people who work with you / for you to soar.


Alternatives to a Holiday Office Party

Nixing the blowout office party for the holidays this year? Here are ideas to create the merry, merry in the ho-ho-ho season, without committing a lot of employee time, hard earned cash, or energy. Your employees and their families will appreciate your low key alternatives to an expensive, energy-consuming office party. Here are the ideas you need for a happy holiday without that expensive office party.