Your team’s morale is one of the most important factors influencing their productivity. It’s also what’ll keep your staff loyal to your firm, helping you boost retention, reduce attrition, and experience less employee churn. As such, all managers should be interested in finding ways to motivate their teams and boost the morale of their workers wherever possible. Here are three ways in which you can take the initiative to deliver motivation to your valued staff members.
If you’re struggling to get through to your staff on your own, there are always other external professionals who are professional motivators that you could bring in to speak at your firm. The services of a Motivational Speaker can be the perfect remedy for a team that’s feeling tired, demotivated and uninspired. The best motivational speakers aren’t reading off a script; instead, they look at what your workers are experiencing and speak to those challenges, frustrations and worries.
You can also learn from motivational speakers, who are, after all, experts in communication as well as brilliant consultants when it comes to morale. Before and after they give their talks, you can quiz them privately on what they know of motivation and morale, and how you could put their wisdom into practice with your own managerial techniques.
Sometimes, there’s nothing for it but to recognise your staff’s hard work with some form of reward. You’ll know when these moments arise – when you’ve all been working for months towards a specific goal, when you’ve just finished a seasonal high for sales, or when you’ve completed a huge project. In each of these instances, your revenue will have increased. You should spend some of that on rewards for your staff to make them feel more like partners in your success.
One-off bonuses are often appreciated after tough periods of work. Giving staff a day off is a nice touch, as is offering more flexible working conditions. Salary increases can dramatically affect how your staff regard their jobs, as can a boost in the benefits you offer them in their contracts. Don’t miss an opportunity to reward your staff. One simple reward can have a dramatic impact on their morale.
In too many companies, the workers feel disconnected from the overall aims and objectives of their firms. They’re doing the work that rewards their managers or shareholders, but they’re not seeing many of the benefits and are often simply unaware of the meaning behind their work. The result is a sense of alienation and disenfranchisement that can lead to low productivity and low morale.
In order to make your outfit a true team, with everyone pulling concertedly in the same direction, you should make sure your staff are coming along on the journey with you. Tell them why they’re working on specific projects, and what it means for your overall strategy. Tell them in a morning conference how well they’re doing and how they’re helping you meet your goals. This will give your staff a sense of meaning in their jobs.
Make use of these three key tips to make your firm burst with productivity and motivation in the coming months.