Treating Your Employees Like Rockstars
Lately we’ve heard a lot about rockstars, whether it be Steven Tyler leaving Aerosmith, hearing about Chris Brogan’s social media rockstars or Chris Ferdinandi talking about how you should treat your employees like rockstars.
There’s something to this rockstar mentality. Chris nails it on his Renegade HR post saying how companies should “treat their employees like rockstars until they prove they aren’t.” Intel takes the rockstar title up another level in their television ad (above), taking the concept to a nearly literal idea.
There’s a lesson to be learned from all of this though. Employees are more likely to put more motivation and effort into their work knowing that what they are doing matters. Cheering for your workers and letting them know that they are important reinforces positive behavior. Positive recognition is a much more effective stimulus than pressure, threats, or doing nothing at all.
You’re employees do amazing things everyday. How are you making them feel like rockstars?