We all know that no one is perfect. When asked if you were perfect in a job interview, you will probably answer the same thing, because, it is the “perfect” answer, and all perfectionists bring misery to everyone with their requests, demands and complex life. However, defining perfect in the work context is so much different than what we mean by it.
In other words, it is true that a perfect person does not exist; yet, at work, an employee can be a perfect performer who does his job in the perfect way. It is not necessarily achieving perfect results, but it means that every time he/she is working on an assigned task, they meet the performance standards. Having a similar team, seeking always for perfect performance, will improve productivity and decrease errors during work.
Below are some tips to ensure having this type of teams:
- Make sure you clarify the standards of performance. Let everyone be aware of all the standards and agree on the fact that these standards are possible to meet. New employees should be informed several times about the standards.
- Run several trainings to improve your employee’s skills. In your position, you are their supervisor, their teacher and their advisor. Support them and motivate them by training them to give more and seek perfect performance.
- Offer your team different new ideas that will help them improve their skills to maintain continuous success for your products and services. Listen to what they have; ideas, opinions, feedbacks… They are the closest to your products and they know most about what it requires to improve.
- In case of issues, work hard to solve problems and do not complicate the situations. Your concern in the problem and finding a solution for it reflects how fully focused you are with your employees and how encouraging you are to them.
- Show appreciation for hard workers. Reward them with prizes, gifts… Reward creativity, productivity, high performance, high efforts…
As a conclusion, when we focus on our goal, we will have high chances to succeed. Executing efforts to meet the standards and the targets of the company will help you witness perfectionism in performance. Bring out the best of your employees, support them, motivate them, and you will find the results you want.