How to Lead a Large Staff of Employees

Doug Pitassi

January 30, 2023


If you are in charge of leading a large staff of employees, you must ensure they are happy and getting what they need to do their jobs. There are a few ways to do this. One of them is to promote some of the most dedicated and enthusiastic people into positions that require leadership. Another way is to take care of the less-prominent workers by ensuring they get what they need to do their work.

Ensure that your people feel motivated 

Getting your people motivated and enthusiastic about their work is essential to the success of any company. You want your team to reach its full potential; if they are passionate, they will get there. When engaged, they are more likely to go the extra mile and find solutions to any problems.

To ensure your employees are motivated and enthusiastic, you must set clear goals and expectations. You also need to be a good leader and communicate with your employees. Explain the big picture and what they need to do in order to accomplish those goals. If there are ongoing issues, make them known and solve them as soon as possible.

In addition, you can use incentives to motivate your employees. Show them they are valued by giving them a high-profile growth opportunity. It shows them that they are appreciated and gives them a sense of confidence and cooperation. Ultimately, they will reward you with more dedication.

Manage high-maintenance employees

There are several things you should keep in mind when managing high-maintenance employees. These employees are not easy to manage and are usually poor performers. But the good news is that there are ways to help these types of employees improve. The first thing you need to do is establish a clear line of communication.

You can then make it easy for high-maintenance employees to understand how their behavior fits into the organization’s overall vision. For example, you could offer a challenging assignment that takes full advantage of an employee’s skills.

Performance expectations

In addition, you can use performance expectations to reduce conflicts, gossip, and malingering. Developing a clear set of performance goals and timelines will make it much easier to eliminate excuses for bad behavior. If an employee can’t meet their goals, it’s time to re-evaluate that person.

It’s also essential to be honest with your high-maintenance employees. This might include telling them what they’re doing wrong. They might be unaware of the problem, and addressing it immediately is a great way to prevent it from escalating.