Employees need more than a paycheck and work benefits to get motivated. Their motivation and engagement can turn them from workers who contribute to team members who excel. What an employer needs to do is to create the kind of work environment that helps them do that. Nearly everyone wants to have pride in their work. Help give that to them by making the workplace a more engaging place to be. Turning them into more productive members of the team.
Give Them Everything They Need To Succeed
The first thing you need to make sure is that the physical working space provides everything that they need to do their jobs. Not only should it provide the kind of spaces they can work in peace as well as collaborate. It needs to have the kind of communication and organization systems set up to help them do their jobs better. Their productivity is directly influenced by how you utilize your physical space.
Give Them A Story To Follow
It’s not just the physical that matters, however. The mental, emotional and even spiritual sides count as well. As a business owner, it’s easy to see why you’re directly invested in the success of your business. But you need to help them not only care, but be invested too. A strategic narrative can help in this. Not just a goal, but a value, an ethos that resounds just a bit better than doing it all for profit’s sake.
Talk To Them In Person
One of the most important parts of the manager’s job that bosses are missing nowadays is the face-to-face meet. People need to feel valued if you want them to care about your appreciation. You need to take the time to talk to them face-to-face. Use weekly meetings to give everyone the opportunity to offer feedback. Expect that feedback. Get them to care about the kind of changes they can make to their job. Take the time to talk to them one on one as well. Utilize them to the best of their abilities by offering to see what they can contribute.
Talking to them is just one way of making it clear you appreciate their efforts. You need to show the right reaction to how they work. If they’re working well, be open to trusting them with more responsibility. If they went above and beyond, corporate awards can be the perfect opportunity to honor that. Don’t let their achievements go unnoticed.
A lot of bad workplaces and bad managers have the negative impact of making employees feel less valued and less confident. You need to reverse that kind of change that you will see in a lot of employees. Don’t take low confidence as a negative, but rather an aspect you can help change. Empower employees to trust themselves and their role in your company.
We hope that above points help. Remember that your staff are the belly of the business. Keep them happy and they’ll make things run better than ever before.