Ways to Motivate your Employees

Every business relies on its staff, so that means you should spend a lot of time and effort finding ways to motivate them. The fact is if you have a team full of motivated and engaged employees, you are going to have more productivity. You need to create a great atmosphere where your team wants to thrive and succeed and luckily, there are many ways you can do this. So. let us take a look at a few.

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Your Brand 

If you want everyone onside, then you need to create something that everyone can believe in. your branding is not only useful for your marketing strategy, it is useful for connecting with your employees too. Your brand is about creating a company philosophy as a reason for being in business. That means you will create a vision or a goal. If everyone agrees with the vision and can see that their role has a purpose in the grand scheme of things, as it is potentially helping people in some way. A vision that you communicate is a powerful device in terms of boosting morale and motivating people.

Company Culture

You need to develop a culture related to your brand and use it as a stepping stone to creating this culture. Your culture needs to embrace open and honest communication as this is how ideas flourish and your staff feel values. Part of our culture could be daily, or weekly meetings where everyone is able to contribute and every opinion is treated equally. A great company culture can not only help you keep staff and have them motivated, it can also help you attract the best talent. 

Creature Comforts 

It is important to have comfortable staff. Confotabtel in terms of physical comfort, so you will want ergonomic chairs and adjustable desk, monitors at the right height, etc. Ensure a desk assessment is always carried out whenever someone moves to a new desk. Another thing to offer is tea, coffee, milk, and sugar. Never underestimate what a perk like this can feel like. Think about your toilets too are they merely functional, or do they provide your staff with a level of comfort. Think about the toilet paper you choose and the cubicles, are they all enclosed, or do are they more like the lack of privacy you get with school toilets. Do you offer decent soap and moisturizing cream too?   

Rewards

Another important thing you must offer is rewards for hard work. If one of your team goes above and beyond, you need to reward them. There are many ways you can do this, from having a little reward ceremony with certain prizes like unique gift certificates [for your team]. It can be applied to their permanent record and be used in their appraisals. You also want to encourage innovation. So, why not have an innovation blog on your company intranet or request ideas. If you particularly like an idea, allow the person to develop a business plan for it. All this is great for their morale and career prospects too.

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