Top Ways to Motivate Your Team
Many employees want to be involved in the continuing development and progress of the company. Additionally, they often have insightful ideas that can make a considerable difference in the firm.
A frequent axiom in business is, "No news is good news." However, employees need regular updates on the development of the company and their personal performance. Use memos, email, phone, and one-on-one and group meetings to keep your staff abreast of changes, updates, new products, etc..
Celebrate individual and team performance.
Catch people doing something right and concentrate on recognizing outstanding performance. Provide positive reinforcement, issue awards, use a corporate newsletter to highlight certain achievements. Send thank-you cards and congratulatory notes, make telephone calls, and send emails.
Set challenging objectives.
My experience has taught me that people strive to achieve what is expected of them. If you set challenging goals your team will work hard to accomplish them, providing of course, they are realistically attainable.
Give them the tools to be successful.
No staff will stay motivated if they don't have the necessary tools necessary to perform their job. This includes; gear, internal service, inventory, marketing materials, training, etc..
Manage poor performance.
Your staff expects you to handle individuals who don't perform to standard. But many managers ignore these scenarios since they're afraid to address them, hoping instead that the situation will solve itself. It never does and this"blind" approach affects fertility, causes greater turnover, and creates low morale.
Believe on your people.
Nearly all individuals need to do well - very few people approach a project with the aim of screwing up. However, many managers run their business believing that workers have to be treated using a"watchdog" mentality. They set up hidden cameras, track email, and setup processes that require employees to find multiple approval signatures for choices.