Motivating Employees Video Series
First tip in the series: be flexible in the application of rules. Exercise judgement between red rules and blue rules.
Cut out the red tape. And if you can’t, buffer your people from bureaucracy.
Consciously and deliberately plan for and organize fun. Don’t expect it to just happen, because it won’t. It has to be conscious effort.
Praise is a powerful motivator, and there can never be too much … as long as it is S-S-I praise.
Celebrate successes often, and for an extra oomph factor, make them unexpected.
Make it a point to learn more about your employees than just their presence at work.
When you share information and tell your employees “why”, they are invested as part of your team.
Food is a very powerful employee motivator!
Employee motivation 101: Say thank you!
Don’t forget to thank those who support your employees on the home-front.
Today’s strategy is deceptively simple – listen intently. But it’s powerful!
Employees appreciate being kept in the loop. So facilitate lively and informative staff meetings.
Have dress-up and dress-down days.
The secret fun factor for motivating employees – play games!
When you give your employees face time with customers, it is a huge motivator.
When you set and articulate attainable goals with your staff, you’ll see the result as highly-engaged employees.
When you are clear about the performance you desire, you set your employees up to succeed.
As a leader, it’s up to you to create a shared vision, so that your team members can see the big picture and have a sense of purpose about what they do.
Delegating to employees can be a very powerful motivator, but only if it’s done correctly in three specific aspects.
Giving your employees timely performance feedback is a very powerful motivator.
It isn’t good enough to give your employees timely performance feedback. If you want it to be a powerful motivator, you need for it to be constructive as well.
When you provide a safe and comfortable working environment, you are creating a positive working space that improves staff performance and job satisfaction.
When you volunteer together, you encourage teamwork, increase job satisfaction and morale, and even improve productivity and performance.
Allowing and encouraging employees to decorate and personalize their workspace can be a great morale booster .
Creating a stress-free zone in your workplace is a morale booster in any organization, but even more so in fast-paced work environments such as call centres, trading floors and the like.
Saying thank you in writing is a powerful morale booster, particularly because it is fairly uncommon.
Let your employees represent your organization at an external event. If they’re not usually customer-facing, this is a powerful way to boost morale.
One of the most powerful ways to create engaged employees is to let your employees know that you value them by investing in them. So organize a team-building and learning day.
Find ways for your people to demonstrate their skills and talents to others who can also help them achieve their career goals.
When you let your employees telecommute, even occasionally, not only will you get greater engagement, but also increased productivity.
Let your people attend at least one training event (of their choice) annually. It shows that you value them.
Create a workplace that is free from bullying or harassment. This is absolutely fundamental to gaining employee commitment.
Plan periodic office parties. When employees casually and informally bond with one other, it leads to better working relationships.