Here at Credico UK we believe that motivation is the key to productivity. When a team is motivated and happy they are likely to work harder and get more done, because they actually want to do it. However, motivation does not always have to be in the form of cash bonuses. Here, we have revealed some top tips to motivate your team:
Share the organisational vision with each member
If everyone is aware of the collective vision, which will lead to prosperity and success for each team member, motivation and enthusiasm will play a strong part in every activity. The team will understand what it is they are working towards and will therefore have more motivation to achieve these clear goals.
Communicate with staff
You won’t know your teams ideas or concerns if you don’t constantly communicate with them. Use each opportunity to interact with them and you will discover hundreds of new ways of organising your activities more successfully.
Make people feel appreciated
People need to feel appreciated and very often appreciation feels like a greater reward than money. Show your team sincere gratitude for the unique contribution each one makes to the business.
Support new ideas
Give people the chance to be innovative and you will be surprised by how great their ideas are. Show these ideas support and encourage that suggestion are made, even if you think the idea is silly, acknowledge the fact they contributed and don’t dishearten them. A company can only move forward when it has original ideas.
Give challenging tasks
People will never improve or grow if they continue doing what they have always done. This can be very boring and lead to a drop in productivity. Let them develop new skills by giving them challenging tasks. At the same time make sure the tasks are achievable and within the person’s interests.
Supervising doesn’t mean controlling each and every step. Give the team their task, tell them what needs to be achieved and then let them think of their own ways to achieve it. This encourages creativity and shows the team that you trust their judgement, which can be extremely motivating.
Give each one opportunities to grow
If people know they are going to be doing the same thing, the same way all the time, they will definitely lose the motivation to put their maximum effort into their work. They should be sure that hard work and dedication to the business will lead to new personal and professional achievements.
Create healthy competition
For this purpose it can be beneficial to use the classic rewards system. People contribute their efforts and ideas to the maximum when they know that outstanding excellence will lead to generous rewards.
Celebrate each success
Even the smallest achievements are worthy of celebrating. The road to success consists of hundreds of small steps. Reward and celebrate every goal achieved. Prove to the team that their efforts are helping to make important steps forward.
Create and maintain team spirit
Having a team is like an extended family – they probably see the people they work with more than their own families – where mutual support and trust are the most important values. Organise team activities both during work hours and after. Creating and maintaining a powerful team spirit in the workplace will lead to more success.