Business leases vary dramatically from leases for private apartments or homes. For private dwelling leases, the landlord is often on the hook for almost every property-related expense. Most commercial leases may have lower rent for the space, but everything building-related is likely the tenant’s responsibility, from insurance to maintenance. Looking at the different lease types will help you see that rent is only a small factor when looking at other costs and liabilities you might not know of.
As business owners and managers prepare for year-end, employee annual reviews and goal setting are also on the horizon. How do you make your employees’ annual reviews and goal-setting more effective? Here are some tips to help make these meetings more productive and increase accountability for your staff.
Workplace morale should be a top priority for employees and small business owners alike. Spending time in a positive work environment is important for productivity and retention. With the increasing demands across work and home, employees need to feel valued when they clock in. Create an environment that employees want to join by encouraging communication, team relationships, and overcoming mistakes.
The approach to company culture, and the specific techniques, vary by the business environment and the people involved. Whether you are adding new people to your team and you are designing company culture, or you are repairing a company culture problem, the following considerations will help you get started.