The Dale Carnegie site has a stimulating read today on the importance of employer and employee engagement. It’s helpful in pointing out the nuanced differences between large company and small business engagement. Whereas the large company ought to rely upon a supervisor’s engagement and interaction with their immediate employees, small businesses have the luxury of engagement between the owner and the employee.
Such nuanced differences can very well change the dynamic and experience of an employee in a certain working condition, but if supervisors are trained properly and engaging their immediate employees, than the differences can be subtle and yes, insubstantial.
So no matter where you are at, whether you are a large business supervisor or a small business owner, your level of engagement with your employees will be, and is in fact, crucial.