Top tips for a motivated work force
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Business today, whatever sector
you’re in can be highly
challenging, there are never enough hours in the day. The rewards can
but the pace of business life is often fast and furious. The danger is
when the day to day takes over, staff motivation can often take a back
So the question is, is it really that
Staff morale and motivation
especially in office
environments is like dominoes if one starts to wobble and fall the
A motivated workforce is a happy and
In turn your happy and motivated workforce leads to happy and satisfied
customers. Who wouldn’t want that, right? Read Easy Offices top five
help your staff love Mondays…
Define roles and goals
This sounds obvious but it is
important employees understand
what is expected of them, what is their day to day job, where do they
within a company and what are the options for progression.. Employees
know what success looks like for them, their team and the company
ambiguity to a role or goal can leave
employees feeling unsure, lacking confidence and overall a little lost.
Individuals: Ensure these areas are
covered in annual
appraisals and any changes to employee roles throughout the year.
Teams: Hold quarterly team briefings
where the roles and
goals of the team are
Companywide: Regularly communicate
the company’s annual
goals to all employees along with an indicator of how close the company
achieving each goal and what needs to be done to achieve the goal.
For employees knowing the company’s
goals and understanding
where they fit in and contribute is essential. It helps employees to
eye on the prize.
Regular two way communication
Regular communication is key, don’t
ignore your employees!
Provide feedback positive or constructive, say when a job is done well,
acknowledge when someone goes above and beyond their role for the
and say a few encouraging words when you see people trying hard.
Encourage two way communication it
can empower and provide
you with important insight and feedback.
Right tools for the job
Make sure your employees have the
tools they need to
complete their roles effectively. It’s amazing how many times employees
able to do their job better, faster and happier but don’t have the
The quality of your office
environment shouldn’t be
underestimated. Everyone likes to work somewhere nice, clean carpets,
computers and phones, even a few nice plants dotted about.
Think about the area your in- what
facilities does it
provide and which does it not. Is there anything you can do to help
out ie: there are no local shops – can you arrange for a sandwich van
Celebrate and share success
Every single employee is putting
something into the
business, ensure they are made aware of any successes and encourage
successes to be promoted amongst peers.
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