The purpose of cheerleaders is to fire up the fans and the players. It helps keep everyone engaged in the game. At your company, you might be the official “cheerleader” trying to keep your staff motivated. Here are some ways you can make that happen:
Recognize a Job Well Done
There are too many managers who feel like they don’t have to recognize an employee’s good performance because that is what they’re getting paid for. Maybe when robots are doing the work they won’t need praise. However, when you recognized someone for their efforts, you’re making a vital emotional connection that helps with everyone’s need to be recognized. Don’t you like being told you’re doing good?
Give Your Team Autonomy
One of the big complaints from workers is being micromanaged. They don’t want a supervisor standing over their shoulder checking how things are done. If you provided clear instructions and you trust this staff member, then you can leave them alone to do their job. You might build into those instructions reporting on different progress goals but beyond that let them do their job. That generates trust which is a proven motivator.
Get To Know Your Staff
Some managers want to keep their distance from their staff when it comes to personal lives. You don’t have to become best friends with everyone you work with but it helps to know what their priorities are outside of work so that you can find a way to support them. It might be that leaving early on a Friday for a little league game is important. Build that into the schedule and watch how fast they can get work done!
Create an Awe-Inspiring Work Environment
Your staff should never feel like they’re working in a prison. There are some companies who don’t want any cubicles or offices “personalized” but that actually robs the entire company if personality. It also helps if your staff have an inspiring work environment that isn’t full of clutter. A store room that is overrun by old equipment or discard furniture scattered around the workspace isn’t going to inspire anyone. If you’ve got that kind of rubbish, then you want to bring in Junk King Minneapolis for a thorough clearing. These junk hauling pros can haul out all kinds of office junk regardless of size or weight. Let Junk King Minneapolis help motivate your staff by giving them a space that is clear of rubbish.