HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM
The most important asset in your business is your team. Without them nothing would get done nor would you have a thriving company. To achieve lasting results you must find ways to keep your team motivated and on your side.
Below are some pointers on how to go about achieving this.
- Share your Vision
The only way you can inspire your team to achieve new heights is to let them know what you are working towards. Include them in your vision and share your goals with them. Better yet, receive their input and feedback. Include them and encourage your team to work towards achieving these shared results.
- Communication is Key
A key part of goal-setting relies on communicating effectively with your staff. Indeed this is a two-way street and requires a constant flow of communication between you and your employees. Keep them up-to-date on what needs to be done, listen to their ideas and opinions. Check-in with them regularly and ensure you are open and approachable.
- Encourage Teamwork
Promoting and encouraging teamwork is sure to boost productivity because it makes employees feel engaged and a part of something important. You can achieve this by holding regular team-building opportunities. An important consideration when hiring staff is to think about how they will connect to your workplace culture.
- A supportive and healthy office environment.
Your work environment can have a significant impact on productivity, a sense of well-being and productivity. Healthy and happy employees are more likely to feel motivated and engaged. Be aware of the noise, air quality, natural light and areas to relax.
Encourage healthy habits by offering nourishing snacks and access to exercise. When you promote healthy habits you can you assist your team to maintain their energy levels and reduce stress.
- Reward Your Team
Recognising and applauding achievement can inspire team members to achieve goals and motivate success. Acknowledge outstanding work and make sure you tell them that you are grateful. It’s important to be specific in your praise.
- Offer Opportunities for Development
Team members will feel more valued when they are learning and enhancing their skills. Consider providing your staff learning opportunities specifically tailored to the individual. This can be in the form of further training, setting a challenging goal, coaching and mentoring. Focus on teaching your team transferable skills.
Motivation is an essential part of any workplace and you want to be constantly striving to make your team feel valued, motivated and inspired. When you do this, you’re sure to achieve positive results.