Keeping your team motivated should be a priority in your business or organisation. People are considered to be the most important asset in the workplace. Teams are the foundation of your business and critical to your success. You need people that are inspired to help achieve your company’s vision.
As leaders, motivating your team members can sometimes be challenging, but there are practical and useful ways to do it. Here are five ways to keep your team motivated:
A good working environment makes a difference.
Having a positive atmosphere in the workplace where everyone feels welcome and included will help set the stage for a great working environment. As employees stay at work for the majority of their waking hours, the workplace has to be a pleasant place to be in. Encouraging cheerfulness and positivity, as well as eliminating any incidences of office bullying or discrimination, will ensure a healthy workplace for everyone.
Give the appropriate pay.
There is nothing more demotivating than not getting paid for what we believe we are worth. There are a lot of talents who upgrade their skills through professional and technical certifications, but some organisations fail to recognise these enhanced capabilities. Thus, rather than rewarding these with associated pay increases or promotion, the effort to upskill gets ignored and diminished. Pay and benefits should be at par with the industry standards, and companies now need to be aware of any gender gap in wages that they may have and have a strategy to close this gap. Giving employees a salary that is below industry standards will have them looking for another company that will value them better.
Promote cultural transformation.
Cultivating a culture of happiness, openness, customer-centricity, collaboration, and agility will no doubt create a thriving organisation. An organisation whose members do their work with a deep sense of purpose inspires an employee who will go the extra mile. Knowing that they contribute to the organisation’s success, will help them feel fulfilled. Changing the culture is the best transformation that you can do for your organisation.
In order for people to do their work better, the organisation has to provide opportunities for technical and professional development. They have to be kept up to date on the latest trends or developments in their industry for them to remain proficient and capable. When your people are adept and proficient, you can expect your company to be competent as well, resulting in the achievement of your targets and goals.
Foster trust and collaboration.
Having a manager who constantly hovers over you can immediately discourage and disturb you, and can result in a feeling of worthlessness in the employee. Micromanaging has proven to be the least effective form of managing people. A great leader fosters trust and expresses confidence in their team members and allows them to collaborate and solve problems by themselves. They are encouraged and have the freedom to make decisions within their levels. By giving and guiding them with the goals that they have to achieve, they will be able to design their plans and decide on how to achieve them.
At Team Focus Plus, we can help you to guide your organisation into motivating and inspiring them through coaching and leadership programs. Send us a message today to learn more.