This article comes from Entrepreneur.
There are simple ways to revive the fire in your office and your employees. Here are three ways to motivate your employees to become more productive and love what they do.
Make sure your office is as pleasant and welcoming as possible. Workstations should be well lit and ventilated. Employees should have comfortable furniture, and their equipment needs to be in good condition. Just those few things can put employees in a productive mindset.
In other words, a pleasant and welcoming work environment isn’t just about the place, but also the people in it. Make sure conflicts are nipped in the bud, recognize good work with public praises and achievable rewards, keep work competitive but friendly, treat everyone with respect, encourage personal growth, and help employees develop and advance their careers.
Make sure employees understand the company’s goals and their roles in achieving those goals. When these goals are clearly communicated with them, your employees know what you expect from them and what they need to do. It makes them more efficient and effective in their jobs.
Giving employees feedback allows them to know what they need to improve and how to improve it. Providing them with the training they need to address the results of the evaluation can also show them that you want them to grow and develop.
Transparency, accountability, and honesty are important. Knowing where the company stands allows your employees to know what to expect in terms of rewards, benefits, and career. It motivates them to help with issues when the company is facing some challenges. After all, their futures are at stake.
Give your employees reports on how the company is doing. In a way, this is also feedback on their performance; though instead of individual feedback, it is an evaluation of their performance as a team.
When you want to bring back the passion and fire in your office and among your employees, your best chance is to give your employees a positive working environment, a clear purpose, and share the company’s successes and setbacks with them.
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