A big challenge you face is creating a motivational work environment that causes employees to give their best.
But there are certain factors that can be used in order to create such an environment. We call these 'motivators'.
Here are 3 important motivators which you can use in encouraging peak performance from your employees:
Motivator#1: Value your employees as individuals
You should treat each employee as an individual, as they each have their own personal sway of doing things, alongside their own beliefs and values.
Once you have figured out what motivates your employees, mould your approach to each individual in a fair and balanced way.
Motivator#2: Inform your employees
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Keep all your employees informed on what exactly is happening in their business units as well as the entire company.
The key here is COMMUNICATION.
People like to be informed and continuously updated about what's going on. This can create a sense of openness and transparency between you and your employees, which can in turn lead to increased trust and motivation in the workplace.
Get your employees to participate in goal-setting, problem-solving and decision-making.
In other words, make all of them feel that their ideas, opinions and ideas actually count for something.
To get them to participate in a goal-setting or problem-solving meeting, you can, for example, get the team to split up into small groups, after which you ask each group to list the strengths and weaknesses of the team.
Then get the groups to identify key themes that appear throughout the groups, and focus on them. This can be to acknowledge the strengths and then develop action plans for each problem area. This can be done by splitting up into groups again before presenting proposals.
*Those were 3 motivators you can use to encourage peak performance, by your employees, in the workplace.
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