Yes, it is true: Being a manager is like being a captain of a ship. You are the person who is in charge and has to “steer” that ship to success. That means motivating your staff to do their very best. Here are some easy ways to make accomplish that goal:
Say Thank You
Whenever a staff member goes above and beyond to get the job done, you’re going to thank them. However, it is often the daily grind of knocking out assignments that keeps things running. You should also thank those workers who are tackling their basic responsibilities. It is a way of showing them that you appreciate the effort they’re putting in
Ask Employees About Their Lives
It is vital that you get to know what’s happening with your employees in order to find ways to support them outside of work. This doesn’t mean becoming their best friend or “therapist.” But keeping up to date on their personal lives can help you assess where their priorities are. Yes, they have a job to do but if they’ve got a child that is home sick, then it might be hard for them to focus. Even if you’re just checking in on a family’s progress with things like college applications or recitals, it lets the workers know you are concerned about their well being and that is always a powerful motivator.
Offer Feedback in Person
Everyone in a work environment falls into the easy “trap” of sending emails or texts about projects. That should only be used if there is an official assignment being handed out or the person is out of the office. For all other feedback, try to do it in person. You can invite the worker into your office or visit them in their work space. That way the feedback will come across as genuine and allow for a give and take conversation.
Splurge for Food
Everyone likes having lunch taken care of or the occasional snack provided at work. You can splurge for these treats on a regular basis and they don’t have to be tied to meeting a goal. Bottom line: Don’t make you workers have to pay for coffee!
Provide a Clean Environment
Nobody likes working in a messy office or workspace. It is hard to get anything done that way. Not only should you have the work environment cleaned on a regular basis but you should also get all the big rubbish items cleared for good. That is where Junk King Seattle can come into play. Junk King can send over a team of movers and a truck big enough to haul away all your discard office furniture and equipment. Think of how much space that can open up. Motivate your staff by making sure they have a clean place to work in. Junk King Seattle can help with that today.