Has your staff hit the proverbial wall? Do they seem a bit lackluster in their approach to work? It might be that they need a motivational boost. The responsibility of motivating a staff falls on the manager or company owner. It might mean taking a completely different approach to how you do business but that can be a good thing. Here are some of the best ways to motivate your staff.
Reward Great Work
A lot of kids these days get “participation awards.” Essentially that means they get a trophy just for showing up. That probably isn’t the best way to encourage someone to do their best. At your workplace, you should reward great work. This doesn’t mean handing out prizes at every turn. Instead something as simple as acknowledging a job well done in an email that is copied to the company can be a very positive reward. You can also set sales goals for the week that are reward with catered lunch. Even a pizza day will be greatly appreciated.
Speak to Your Staff
Obviously, you talk to your staff every day but it is how you talk to them that is important. Do you get out from your office and walk around the team? Your office shouldn’t be thought of as “the principal’s office” where only bad news is delivered. The more time you spend in direct contact with your staff, the more you’ll get to know what motivates each individual.
Lead by Example
Your staff will take their cues from you. How you approach the workday is how they will. If you take two-hour lunch breaks, then you can expect your staff might be taking the same kind of break. That is the same for showing up late and coming in early. One great motivator is making family a priority. Maybe goals weren’t met by a particular Friday but folks still want to go home to start their weekend. Then shut everything down and kick them out of the office. You can bet they’ll be back on Monday charged up and ready for work.
Create a Welcoming Environment
A dull office isn’t going to make your staff excited about work. This doesn’t mean you have to turn the place into an arcade but many companies have found that a well-equipped break room can go a long way towards keeping the team happy and motivated. It also helps to keep all the rubbish out of the office. No one wants to work surrounded by dusty files or broken office equipment. That’s where Junk King Philly can make a big difference. One session with these junk hauling pros is all it will take to get your office cleared of all your unwanted rubbish. Keeping the junk out of your office is a good way to motivate your staff. Let Junk King Philly help with that today.