Your estate manager leads your staff members, such as your butler, housekeeper, chef and chauffeur. If you want to help your new estate manager succeed or improve, here are some tips to help him or her out:
1. Come up with a strategy
Before your estate manager begins his or her first day of work, sit down and create a plan. In this plan, outline what you want to be accomplished, your expectations and how you believe they can be met. Setting goals will make sure your employees are always striving to be their best.
2. Focus on team bonding
Help your staff operate more efficiently by bringing them together in less formal settings. By allowing them to meet each other outside of work, they might also enjoy coming to work more.
Think about having a small get together once a month and throwing a large cookout once or twice a year for only your staff members. If you have holiday parties for friends and family, think about inviting them as well. They'll certainly appreciate the gesture.
3. Provide proper training
All of Colonial Domestic's estate managers have years of experience in the business, but it's still important to train them. If your estate manager is new, here are some things to consider:
- Introduce him or her to each staff member and provide a run down on that member's history and experience. This will help the estate manager better place these members in the best positions to succeed.
- Provide your estate manager with explicit instructions on how to maintain your home and work appliances and devices. While He or she won't be cooking dinners or washing clothes, it's important he or she is able to help out the chef or housekeeper if need be.