(Steve Tobak, Entrepreneur) – In a working environment, employees may be classified into two: those who work only to get the job done and those who do not only do the job but perform it more than it should be done. The latter employees are commonly called the hardworking ones in the workplace. Usually, they are those who take off from office beyond the regular working hours and/or arrive at work ahead of time, even way before the deadlines of the projects they are assigned to. They are those who have in mind an extraordinary output and look forward not only of a positive feedback but praise from their higher-ups. But to give a more accurate viewpoint of these individuals, they are really those who are the most motivated and talented employees. And managers must unmistakably treat them in a manner quite different from other employees.
Following are effective ways to handle the most motivated and talented employees in the workplace. If you’ve been a manager for some time, you probably have been practicing these a number of times. On the other hand, if you’re planning or still applying to become one, these would be considerably helpful. In either way, as manager, you will help the company retain high-performance level and employment standards.
1. A chance to make a real difference.
Give them leeway where they can unleash their talents and ideas because these persons usually think something incredible than what others do. And if they can prove through time and experience that they deserve more responsibilities, then it might be more cost-effective and time-saving for the company to provide them projects specially assigned to them and be completed through their own initiatives and strategies.
2. A meritocracy where their efforts and talents are recognized and rewarded.
It’s human nature of wanting positive response more than receiving a disfavorable stance from other persons. Employees, too, get more encouraged if their superiors recognize their exceptional performance at work and give them their worth like the grant of bonuses and promotion to higher positions.
3. Empowerment to take on as much responsibility as they can handle and the tools to accomplish their lofty goals.
Support plays a key role to employee’s motivation and completion of the tasks assigned to him. The management should ensure that these high-performing employees are not left empty-handed to take into an engagement.