The success of a company often times comes down to the morale of its employees. Morale and motivation go hand in hand. So how can you keep your employees motivated? The following three tips will go a long way in creating a positive and motivated office.
Create a Positive Work Environment
Your employees spend more waking hours in the office than they do in their own homes. Do everyone a favor and create a positive and motivating work environment. How? Find out what motivates your employees to do their best work and cater to them. If an employee works best outside, allow that. If another employee works best by themselves, allow them the space to do so. As a leader, it is your job to facilitate productivity. You can do this by getting to know your employees and what drives them. As much as logistically possible, give your employees the freedom they need to feel comfortable and be the most productive as possible.
Keep Boredom to a Minimum
Boredom reduces productivity, creativity and motivation. As a leader, do your best to keep boredom to a minimum. Try to keep your employees from getting into the same routine day in and day out. Not only does this lead to mediocre work, it keeps you from getting the most from your employees. People need explore and be inventive to keep their motivation up. Of course there will be some routine to any job but try mixing things up. Assign tasks that are out of the normal scope of the work day to your employees as much as possible. This will help keep boredom to a minimum and productivity to a max.
Recognize and Reward Employees
It is part of human nature to want to be recognized for a job well done. Without recognition, your employees may feel like the work they are doing is going unnoticed. Take an extra ten minutes out of your day to point out a job well done. By doing it in front of a group, your employee will feel even more valued, causing them to want to continue on this trajectory. Never underestimate the power of reward and recognition. This creates real motivation.
Sometimes, even the best employee needs a little motivation. As a leader, this is part of your job. How can you keep your employees motivated to do their best work? First, be sure to create a positive work environment. Do your best to keep boredom and monotony to a minimum by switching things up. Lastly, never forget to recognize an employee who has done extraordinary work. These tactics will go a long way in keeping your team of employees motivated, and therefore productive!