What are some ways that leaders can motivate their team members? This is an important question to ask because motivated employees are much more productive and successful. There are many ways you as a manager can motivate your team, but here we will discuss the four most effective:
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Motivate your team with feedback
Leaders should be giving feedback regularly, so they feel appreciated and have a chance to grow. Feedback shows them that you care about them as a person and not just as someone who does tasks for you.
You can do this by meeting regularly with your team members by having 1 on 1 conversations. Meeting regularly is equally important if you are outsourcing some tasks or relying on someone who doesn’t report to you directly to get some of your work done.
You don’t want to only give feedback on the things they did wrong, but also for what they’ve done right.
Get them excited about their work with a tangible reward system. This will make your employees feel appreciated and motivated because it shows that you care about everyone in the company and not just those at the top of the hierarchy.
Doing these types of activities doesn’t take much time, so do it! It will be worth it when you see how energized your team members are from this small act of recognition and appreciation.
Create an environment where people can succeed
When someone succeeds within our organization, we should celebrate with them as well. Creating an environment of success can do this by pointing out good things or encouraging their ideas. Understanding that failure will happen and should be expected as part of the learning curve, you should not make them feel dumb or stupid for trying.
Create a culture of validation where people are encouraged to try new things and get excited about doing so, even if they end up not working out. Celebrate the team members’ successes as an organization when they happen. This will motivate them to keep going in the future knowing that there is someone there with them on this journey who wants them to succeed.
Offer a sense of control
People are motivated when they feel as if they have some control over their work environment, so you need to make sure your team members know how important it is for them to contribute ideas and suggestions. People will also be more motivated when there is flexibility with schedules or workloads – people deserve an opportunity to choose which tasks they want to do instead of being forced into doing something just because someone else wants them to!
Another way to offer that sense of control is to ensure you motivate your team by making decisions together. This could be on things such as lunch and break schedules or marketing and content. Whatever you feel comfortable getting help with.
If you are worried that your team members might not want to give input, here is a great way for them to do it: have meetings with all managers and get suggestions from everyone.
Inspire and motivate your team through vision
If people know what’s up ahead of time, they’re going to work harder to achieve those goals. What’s your company trying to accomplish in the next few weeks or years?
Knowing and dreaming together to understand the vision will help them get excited and understand the potential. Share examples of what other business owners are doing or others within your niche. This will motivate your team members to keep up with the competition and motivate themselves to work harder overall.
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Leaders should be assisting their team members to help them grow and develop. This is an important step for creating a motivated workforce who want to work harder, cover each other’s backs, and challenge themselves in order to push the business further.
What are the different ways you are going to motivate your team? I would love to hear any ideas you may have that will help encourage and motivate others. Feel free to visit my Facebook page and let me know what you do.