Your team is your asset. Teams are the ways most companies get their important jobs done. If your team members are motivated well enough, you might be able to pull through almost any sort of job that had seen impossible even a moment ago.
So how can you keep your team motivated well enough for your job? These tips can definitely help you with that.
- Pay them what they deserve
Try to have a definite pay scale according to the norms of the industry. Your pay-structure should be consistent with that of other major establishments in the industry.
Always remember that you should pay your team members according to their worth. Underpayment is a big no-no. You might think you’ll be able to generate a little bit more revenue through this manner but it definitely doesn’t work that way. In fact, it’s going to hurt you more in the long run because you’ll see more worthy people leaving your establishment to others for better opportunities.
We have seen employees leaving their current jobs with even just a 5% increase of their current salary. So never underpay employees at any cost if you want to motivate them to give their best for you.
- Provide your team with a safe and pleasant place to work
A safe workplace is a productive workplace.
Everybody loves to work with complete peace of mind. A safe, clean and a pleasant workplace is the only way to achieve that. Do remember that you don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to provide your team with extra avant-garde office luxuries. A simple clean and safe workplace is enough to do the trick for you.
- Congratulate them on their achievements
A simple congratulation is a form of recognition that employees adore a lot.
Say for example, one of your team members have excelled in any extra-curricular activity and has actually received a prize for that. Don’t forget to congratulate him/her for that achievement. You can even do that with the help of ecards. Plenty of free congratulations ecards are available on the internet. Use any one to your benefits.
Things like that can really lift the spirits of your employees and can motivate them enough to do any job for you.
- Appreciation is motivation
If you feel that one of your team members has done a commendable job in a specific project of yours, go ahead and appreciate him/her in front of your entire team.
It’s going to motivate the entire team as a whole because the rest of the members would presumably also strive hard to achieve similar things in future. Like we said above, appreciation definitely is a form of motivation.
- Set up clear goals
Most employees admit that one of the primary reasons behind deadline misses is the lack of clear ideas on the project goals. They admit that most of their managers actually fail to explain goals clearly to them at the beginning of a project.
As a leader, it’s always expected of you to set clear goals to your team first like what should be the priority and what’s not. And once you do that, you need to make sure that each and every one of your team members are aware of your goals in thorough details. It works you know.
- Useless meetings are a big no-no
Meetings are definitely an unbelievable waste of time. Now we are definitely not asking you to NOT go for meetings in general. If you feel that a meeting is required and will have a productive output, definitely go for it. But unproductive meetings are not advisable in any way.
So avoid useless meeting at all cost.
Always remember that motivation and productivity go hand in hand with one another. So you should definitely try your best to keep your team motivated at your workplace at all possible cost. With that, we’ll bring this article to an end for now. Goodbye and good luck!