No matter the size of your company you can use these 6 Ways to Motivate Your Employees simple tips to create the ideal workplace. Ever had a goal to be noted as one of the best places to work? We know when our employees are happy they are much more productive. The question is how do you motivate them in the interest of growing the company. Motivating employees don’t necessarily cost a lot monetarily but it does take forethought and planning.
The smaller the business the more you need to increase productivity.
You also need employees that work like the company belongs to them.
This maybe a simple as putting reminders on your phone to simply wish someone a happy birthday or to plan around holidays. Plan ahead to tell people how much you appreciate them.
If your employees don’t know you they won’t respect you. In turn, they will not have the same investment in the success of the company. Get to know your employees and call them by name. Set goals as a team. Good communication either makes or breaks a company.
Never expect out of an employee something you wouldn’t be willing to do yourself. Keep in mind they will mirror your actions. If you are grumpy they will be grumpy. If you don’t treat people with respect they will not treat them with respect.
Every employee is more motivated if they have a goal of advancement. No one wants to feel they are at the end of the career path. Include them in the conversations on what they see as growth for the company. You can offer the opportunity for paid events to increase their knowledge base.
The more freedom you give employees to do the things they excel at, the better the result. Never be a micro manager. That will stunt the growth of the employee as well as create tension and competition. Give space for them to make a decision just have a line if they cross they need permission.
Incentives can be the greatest motivation in a company if used wisely. It doesn’t have to be monetary it can be comp time, entertainment tickets, gift cards, lunch out or time with upper management. This can help you retain the cream of the crop in your business.
Keep in mind turnover is extremely costly to a business. Training, time, and morale.
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