Motivating employees towards success is one essential ingredient in maintaining a vigorous, cost-effective, serviceable and productive business. One of the toughest challenges faced by business managers in today's difficult market is maintaining employee motivation over the long term.
One way to motivate your team is through rewards and incentives, given with the intention of acknowledging work that contributes to the realisation of the firm's goals. Whether that reward is a bonus, a promotion or a pay rise depends on the resources available to the business; but making an example of hard-working team members will motivate the rest of your team, as they will seek to achieve the same level of reward as their colleagues.
Success Has Many Fathers
People want to be a part of success. This is where internal communication comes in; by constantly reminding your team that they are part of a successful business, and that they are working on something worthwhile, managers can encourage their teams to feel that they are contributing to the success of the firm. The team's involvement could be further enhanced by asking them for their opinions on improving the business's vision, mission, goals, strategies etc.
Get to Know Your Team
Take note of what motivates your staff, both professionally and personally. Organise team building events such as after work drinks on a Friday in order to bring your team together. Your team will become more loyal and therefore more motivated if they think of the management in a friendly, caring light. Form a bond with your team and they will strive to deliver for you, as they will consider management as part of the team.