While you probably have motivational incentives in place to help your team perform at a higher caliber is money the only way to increase production? Experts suggest that inspiration from leadership is equally as important for employee morale. How can you inspire your team to perform at their highest levels? Here are some things to keep in mind.
Create solutions not problems.
Employees do not respond to managers who like to point fingers. Instead of complaining about the way things are finished work with your team to determine the best ways to accomplish a project using everyone’s specific skills. Discourage your team from complaining without providing solutions by creating an environment where this is rewarded.
Express the purpose of the project.
Your team wants to understand how their work will impact the company as a whole. They want to know that their contribution matters. Before you ask someone to help on a project share with them the ultimate purpose. This will provide them with perspective and a future goal to work toward.
Adapt to learning styles.
Everyone on your team learns a little differently than everyone else. This isn’t a flaw. It is much easier to adapt your training style to their learning styles than the other way around. Take into account visual learners, readers, and those who learn best by doing.
Give your team ownership of projects.
Micromanagement is one of the biggest causes for employee dissatisfaction in the workplace. If you want to inspire your employees make sure that you give them an opportunity to take complete ownership of the project.
Personal and career development.
Another great way to keep your employees engaged is to provide opportunities for personal and career development. These may include training certifications, stress management classes, or continued education. Don’t limit it to making them better employees but allow them to become better people.
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