Managing employees can be a real challenge, but there’s a way to make it easier. According to Tom Wall, president of Dairy Interactive LLC and Language Links LLC, it can be boiled down to three steps:

1. Make a strategy for managing employees.
Creating a consistent process for managing employees and utilizing tools like job descriptions, pay scales and an employee manual will help you and your employees know what to expect all the time.

2. Stick to your plan.
Now that you have a plan in place, everyone’s waiting to see if you’re actually going to follow through with it. Your actions show your employees what you expect from them and how much you’ll put up with. If you’re not disciplined enough to consistently implement and follow your own policies, your employees won’t be either.

3. Stick to your plan.
Yep, following through with your strategy is important enough to mention twice. If you constantly and consistently monitor and interact with your employees, they’ll learn that you have specific expectations.