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Staff Optimisation Solutions Birmingham

Wootton TaylorStaff Optimisation Solutions Birmingham

Just because people work for the same business, doesn’t mean they work as a team. If you want to achieve anything of consequence in business you need the commitment and co-operation of all your employees.

It is no secret that an effective team can dramatically increase the likelihood that business will achieve its goals. The only way you can ever have the confidence to take time – off and get break from the business is when you can rely on others to run it when you are not there.

Recruiting great employees is a major challenge – there is a war for talent and in many ways large companies are better place to win the war.

They offer good training, the chance to travel, can afford to pay more, offer clear career progression and other benefits talented ambitious people are looking for.

As a small business you need to compete, you need to make yourself an employer of choice.

Many people enjoy the familial environment that can exist in a smaller business, they value being closer to the decision making process and they can develop pride a loyalty they may not have for a faceless ‘corporation‘. it all comes down to how well your team gels.

Do they respect each other, work well together, communicate and pull together? Creating a winning environment will do a lot for business productivity, but it will do even more for making people want to work for your business.

What are the consequences of not getting the people thing right?

On the legal side, if you do not manage HR properly then all sorts of problems arise. These are well documented and understood by most owner – managers, however the area of business performance is where it can really hurt you; poor productivity and hence poor profitability is a certain consequence of a team not working well.

Absenteeism and staff turnover with the associated loss of corporate knowledge, high recruitment costs and lower customer service standards are some of the typical problems that arise.

What are the warning signs?

There are many warning signs that you may have challenges in this area. If you see disharmony in the business, lack of cooperation or collaboration, poor communication, decisions not being fully supported and implemented, rules and procedures being ignored, low team moral, little or no employee commitment, lack of individual ownership of tasks and responsibilities, low levels of trust or the formation of cliques, then there is a high likelihood that you could improve this area.


Sometimes we speak of the invisible balance sheet of business. This refers to those business assets that do not appear on your financial balance sheet.

Your people are undeniably a major business asset on your invisible balance sheet and, like every other asset, return can be achieved if the asset gets the right ongoing investment.

Wootton Taylor can help you achieve this return.


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