Customers are necessary to keep us in business, but one thing may be more important… your EMPLOYEES!
Employees represent the company and determine what customers stay loyal by influencing their satisfaction. Keeping your valued employees happy will reduce turnover and in the end profit your business. Here are 5 ways to motivate your crew:
1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT MANAGEMENT
Working under bad management is one of the main reasons employees abandon their companies. An outstanding leader should inspire their employees and be sure to give clear expectations and direction. Availability is also key to providing for your staff- be approachable and open to listening.
2. MAKE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Employees need room to grow and want the opportunity to advance in the company. People are motivated by goals so they should be able to aim towards short-term and long-term objectives.
3. ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY
As an office come up with fun, new projects that can be worked together as a team. Participating in events such as community purpose gives employees a sense of purpose and the feeling that they are doing something beneficial together.
4. KEEP THEM IN THE LOOP
Be sure to keep your employees connected by informing them. This makes employees feel important and a part of what is going on in the workplace.
5. APPRECIATE THE WINS- NO MATTER THE SIZE
Finally, recognize efforts and achievements of ANY size- being rewarded makes people feel appreciated and more likely to continue their good efforts.