Part of the job of someone in management is to lead, nurture and support the employees who report to them. The goal is not just to get people to do their jobs well, but to find a way to keep them happy, plugged in and engaged. The more satisfied your employees are, the better your property management company will run and less you’ll have to deal with the hassle and expense of high turnover. To work toward this goal, here are a few words of motivation and encouragement to add to your repertoire.
Whether you’ve already reached the property management C-Suite or you’re currently working your way up the ranks, it can be helpful to know what things others who have already achieved success at the executive level have in common. While there are obviously no magic formulas or one-size-fits-all solutions to being a great leader, there are some characteristics that many in these positions share. Identifying, developing and nurturing these traits can help you achieve similar results. Let’s take a look at a few of these traits below.
Over the past several years, companies across the globe have begun to recognize the importance of having a strong, positive workplace culture. As such, many have focused their efforts on defining the unique vibe that makes them who they are and fostering that culture amongst employees. Thankfully, achieving this goal for your property management company isn’t nearly as challenging as it may seem – particularly when you know just what “perks” will get your employees on board and fully engaged. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
It’s a brand new year, which means it’s a great time to take a look back at what we’ve achieved over the past 12 months and determine what things we’d like to accomplish during the coming year. Beyond the obvious, like business growth and increasing profits, property management leaders should also be looking at ways to stretch, grow and improve on how they lead their teams. That being said, here are seven actionable leadership goals to help make 2017 your most successful year yet.
When it comes to positions of leadership, delivering feedback to others is par for the course. Unfortunately, not all of that feedback will always be positive. Having tough conversations isn’t always easy, but if you want your property management company to continue on the path of success and profitability, it’s inevitable. If you find yourself struggling at times to deliver tough messages, here are a few things you can try that just might make the experience go a little more smoothly.
Are executive leaders born or are they made? While it’s true that training, nurturing and experience can mold someone into a leader, in many cases, it’s an innate ability that is unique to each individual. Simply put, some people were just meant to be at the head of the pack and truly thrive in leadership positions. Wondering where you (or some of your property management team members) may fall on this spectrum? Let’s take a look at a handful of ways that you can tell the true signs of a strong, effective leader.
Without question, employees who are happy and engaged are much more productive, which means a better bottom line for your business. But what happens when it seems your team just isn’t plugged in? In many cases, qualified and highly valuable talent ends up disengaged, which can lead to higher turnover and an overall drop in morale. If you’ve noticed the mood around your office hasn’t exactly been uplifting, here are five things that might be at the root of the problem.
You might think that you misread the title of this blog post OR that we must be completely off our rockers. Because it’s pretty much a universal truth that no one in any industry enjoys filling out time sheets. However, we believe that the majority of workers loathe documenting their time spent on various jobs because historically it has been a tremendously daunting paper-based task. Imagine at the end of a busy day (or week) trying to accurately recall where you spent your time, what you did there, how long it took and what items were used from inventory.
Web-ready INFO-Tracker™ TimesheetLink™ makes it easy for your property maintenance staff to document time spent, materials used and any issues encountered as they complete each work order. Not only is it a lot less painful for them, but it gives you a more accurate view of the real-time status of each work order, how much resources are required for various jobs and the performance of individual maintenance employees.
It’s important to note that INFO-Tracker™ TimesheetLink™ is more than just a tool for your staff to submit their time sheets remotely. It’s a complete Work Order management system that organizes the scheduling and completion of jobs, provides relevant job details, sends alerts for urgent tasks and keeps property managers up to date on the current status of all work orders.
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Here are 5 specific ways that this time sheet completion and work order management system can help boost the morale of your property maintenance staff.
If you’ve spent any time in the business world, you already know that it can take several “touches” to convert a lead from prospect to paying customer, but what if there were a way that you could somehow speed up the process? What if you could implement certain steps that could push them through the funnel faster and help them make concise, confident sales decisions in your favor? The good news is there is! Here are five things you can start doing today to increase the speed and likelihood of someone booking your property management services.
With Millennials currently holding strong as the largest portion of today’s workforce and Generation Z hot on their trail, the concept of mentoring younger workers has never been more important. Not only is it good for your property management organization in the present, but it’s also a critical part of business continuity planning. If you want your company to thrive many years into the future, you have to arm your younger employees with the tools they need to succeed. That being said, here are 6 tips for nurturing and preparing the younger workforce.