Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:00 am
Behind every successful business stands a dedicated team that’s worked relentlessly to grow the company and achieve the organizational goals. However, as a manager you probably know the best that building highly motivated teams isn’t as easy as pie. How do you motivate people who don’t want to put in the work? How do you pump up a flat team? Before we answer these questions, let’s check the findings of SHRM Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement study conducted in 2015.
Only 69% team members feel that they are giving full effort into their work. But, there’s always scope for improvement.
How do you motivate your employees so that they put in more efforts?
You do not need any magic potion and resources to give that extra push to your team members. Here is how you can get started:
1. Communicate. Communicate and Communicate
“An employee’s motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.”- Bob Nelson
Do not limit yourself to a few emails; be the leader whom your team members can approach. Spoken words work wonders when it comes to waking up the spirit inside your team members. Skilled entrepreneurs are good communicators. They know how to deliver a bad news to the team members and use it as an opportunity to motivate them.
2. Set an Example
“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.”- John Wooden
Do you want your team members to be always excited about their work? If yes, lead by example. Successful construction executives are always enthusiastic about the task at hand which makes their team members feel motivated to work hard and give their best shot.
3. Give Them Opportunities for Self-Development and Advancement
Team members feel motivated when they know that they are not only working for accomplishing company goals but, also for their career growth. Motivate your employees by offering them opportunities for learning new skills.
4. Reward Them for Their Efforts
“People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards.”- Dale Carnegie
Rewards are nothing but a way to recognize the efforts the team putting to meet the company goals. From pizza parties, cash rewards to other incentives such as a paid day off and gift cards – you can reward the performers in your team in as many creative ways as you can imagine!
5. Empower Your Team Members
Give employees some leeway in deciding how to do their job. Empowering the team members will motivate them and connect them more with the job in hand. Conduct regular meetings. Take their advice and implement them. Give them the authority to take their own decisions. Here is what Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS said about employee empowerment: “treat employees like they make a difference and they will.”
Gaining a strong understanding of what motivates people will help you get the most out of them. Hope you’ve found these tips useful.
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