First was to notice your employees (read it here). Second is t be considerate (read it here). Third is this: managers should be generous to your employees.
Many employees determine how long they stay with a company on how easy (or difficult) is it to get along with their manager or immediate supervisor. If these people are able to improve under the watch of this person because he or she is afforded budget to train or provided with resources needed to fulfill a job, more often than not, they will stay.
There is also a balance that needs to be struck in these situations. One is giving to your staff without them feeling over privileged. Employee recognition should also be regularly given by a company. A manager should not be stingy in giving recognition.
Let’s face it, we will have staff that will have urgent need.
Another way to be generous is being able to help your staff in their time of need. Let’s face it, we will have staff that will have urgent need. Managers may have to give a loan or facilitate (even guarantee) access to resources that will our staff to acquire needed support. Managers may not be able to provide money on some occasions but we may have information to point the way to our staff.
Look how King Artaxerxes was generous to Nehemiah:
Nehemiah 2:8-9, “‘…And please give me a letter addressed to Asaph, the manager of the king’s forest, instructing him to give me timber. I will need it to make beams for the gates of the Temple fortress, for the city walls, and for a house for myself.’ And the king granted these requests, because the gracious hand of God was on me.
When I came to the governors of the province west of the Euphrates River, I delivered the king’s letters to them. The king, I should add, had sent along army officers and horsemen to protect me.”
When Nehemiah asked for help, the king readily gave! Well yes, he is a king of an empire and is rich, but he can also deny what Nehemiah needed. Of course, the hand of God was with Nehemiah that is why the king favored him. But that is beside the point. King Artaxerxes was generous to Nehemiah.
We can too!