In an ideal world, your staff will be self-motivated to work at 100% all day without you having to do anything. However, it's not human nature to do so, which is why football managers like Sir Alex Ferguson can be so successful, because they know how to get the best out of the people they manage when it's important.
Sometimes, when it's a backs against the wall situation, then you need to lead by example, just like Hershel. If you've got an important project deadline looming, and you need to have your staff operating at full tilt, then letting them all know you're finishing early to go to the pub is a sure fire way to show them that you're not all that interested. You're much better rolling up the sleeves and getting involved to help them out in getting the project finished, and then they'll reciprocate by going the extra mile themselves.
Of course the best measure of your staffing & project efficiency is having up to date financial figures to monitor performance, and so you know how effective your staff members are, and how any changes you make are affecting your business performance. Without those, you're shooting in the dark.
If you're concerned about your efficiency, you're planning a major project, or just like the sound of having better control over your business, then drop us a line and we can arrange a chat to discuss your options.
Thanks for reading, I'm Thomas Szczepanski, Master Accountant