A motivated team equals work that is of high quality. Discover 5 tips to motivate your suppliers or employees on a daily basis.
Poorly motivated employees or suppliers tend to quickly exhaust themselves, thus becoming unproductive.
You should aim at achieving a good quality in terms of work and increasing your employees’ loyalty towards your company. To do that, you may have to switch strategies regarding your employees. That is, shifting from the simple assignment of objectives to the transmission of a company culture.
Here are 5 tips to boost your team’s motivation and get better results:
Create a feedback culture
Your employees may not know how to improve or they may not be able to improve. In these cases, how will they and their work be able to evolve?
Regular feedback gives you the opportunity to boost their growth. This does not mean scheduling more meetings. Rather than that, try to take a look at your team’s productivity from time to time.
Delegate more difficult projects to your team
In order to not end up with automated employees, try to protect your staff from a boring daily routine. When employees perform the same tasks every day, they quickly become complacent. Get them to try other things by giving them the opportunity to take risks.
One way to do this is to give them a project that really represents a challenge to your team. Define new targets and objectives during quarterly reviews. They will have the following quarter to work towards these goals.
Maintain a list of challenges
Ask your teams to create a list of projects to complete, problems to solve or skills to acquire. The goal is to find a challenge to keep them busy, but also to teach them how to challenge themselves.
Your employees will be eager to take on a new project or solve new problems. Testing their skills outside of their day-to-day work will make their job more interesting. Instead of waiting for the time to pass, they will focus on solving business problems or improving outdated processes.
Offer various training programs to your employees
Training allows employees to increase their effectiveness on the job. It also ensures that their knowledge and skills are up to date.
A company offering hands-on, up-to-date training will not only retain its workforce, but also reap the benefits of their improvement.
Change the objective-setting process
Objectives are important to motivate your group. To challenge your employees, you need to rethink the goal-setting process.
They should not focus on reaching them, but on finding the best possible solution to achieve them. This technique challenges the employee to be creative, rather than to find quick and simple solutions.
Set animated, necessary and achievable (but not too easy!) goals that your employees will enjoy reaching. Unlike the easy targets, which leave them stuck in a routine, these should stimulate brainpower and encourage high performance.
Challenge your team members to take risks, step out of their daily roles and advance in their careers. Also, do not forget about challenging yourself. Improve your training, focus on feedback and rework your goals. In the end, everyone will be more successful and more committed, including you.
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