As a business owner, you’re more than likely excited to start the work week. Unfortunately, your employees may not feel the same way. Perhaps they’re just not as motivated as you are? Or maybe they don’t see the bigger picture? In any case, you know change is needed but you may be running out of ideas to get your team moving in the right direction.
Here are three unique ways to motivate your employees:
Tip 1 – Be Transparent
Be open with your staff. The best way to establish employee engagement is to be as honest as possible. Meet with your employees, brief them on target goals and welcome any questions, feedback or suggestions. Not only will your employees feel included, but this will also encourage them to be committed to the direction of the business and visualize where you want to take it.
Remember, if you help your staff understand how their work contributes to the success of the business, you will see an increase in their productivity and efficiency.
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Tip 2 – Trust
Along with transparency, trust also needs to be established in the shop. Let your staff know you trust them and empower everyone to take control of their own work. This will encourage leadership and give them the confidence that’s needed to keep everything afloat. If you’re concerned about things falling apart when you’re not present, refer to the end of Tip #1 and try establishing policies and procedures so that your team will know what to do when problems arise.
Tip 3 – Promote professional development
Show a genuine interest in your employees’ professional growth. This will cultivate an environment in which they may feel content, productive and loyal to the business. Just remember, it’s important to have a well-constructed process for professional development so that you may attract quality people who meet the demands of the industry.
When it comes to motivating employees sometimes you may be limited by your own vision. However, when you convey trust and promote professional growth you’ll see how easy it is to keep everyone motivated.
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