3 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Motivating your employees is one of your most important tasks as a business owner. If the people who work for you lack the desire to be productive and efficient, then this can impede your ability to succeed as a company.

Fortunately, with a little forethought and planning, it is not difficult to keep your employees happy and motivated.

1. Be a Social Business

Employees who are friendly with each other are much more likely to work well together. When there is tension in the workplace or your employees simply have not had a chance to bond, then this can seriously affect how well they are able to collaborate.

Organizing regular work social events for the whole company is a fantastic idea. These events are a chance for people to get to know each other while also relaxing and having a good time.

To make sure your work social events are as fun as they can possibly be, you might want to consider hiring a DJ to play the music, professional caterers to make the food, and mobile bartenders to serve everybody’s cocktails and other drinks.

2. Offer Incentivizes to Everyone

It goes without saying that each of your employees should do their job well, but it also pays to incentivize them to go the extra mile.

There are several great ways to incentivize your employees, such as through a bonus scheme or by introducing some kind of commission payment.

You could also launch an ‘employee of the month’ competition where the winner is rewarded publicly for all their hard work.

3. Create Genuine Career Progression Opportunities

An employee who feels valued will always be motivated to put their best effort in at work. If your workers do not feel as though they have genuine career progression opportunities within the business, then they are going to start to lose interest. They might also not wait long before they look for a new job somewhere else.

Establishing a clear path up through the ranks that employees can strive for is a simple way to keep people focused on their goals.

Offering regular performance reviews to your employees creates a good opportunity to discuss these goals. Performance reviews are also an easy way to show each and every worker that you have time for them and that you value their input.

Motivating Your Employees

As you implement these three tips into your current business model, you will want to keep your own vision for your company in mind. Make sure that the entire team is moving towards the same goals and that you check in with everybody regularly about this.

When you share your vision with your entire workforce, all of your employees will know what they are working to achieve. They will share in your excitement for what lies ahead, and this will naturally cause them to feel motivated to get on with the task at hand.

By being a great boss and paying close attention to these three tips, you can steam ahead to business success.

Dragan Sutevski

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Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan