March 28th, 2019
You likely spend more time with your co-workers than with your significant other. These people you call co-workers, they become a part of your life. As a manager, you need to keep a productive atmosphere in the office. With so many personalities in such close quarters, issues are bound to arise. These people all need to get along–otherwise you are going to have an unproductive and unmotivated workforce. What can you do as a manager to keep your workforce motivated?
Here are a few ideas:
Be a thoughtful leader: Everyone needs support and to feel wanted and appreciated. Remember, your employees chose you over other employment opportunities, so take some time to show them some appreciation. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy–sometimes the littlest things mean the most! How about splurging for a trip to the coffee shop and buying the office their favorite specialty coffee drink? You are sure to get a few smiles in return!
Recognize great work: Recognize accomplishments and reward hard work. Your employees deserve the recognition and doing so will make them strive to keep performing job duties above and beyond what is asked of them.
Eliminate boredom: Do you know that many employees end up leaving a job because they are uninspired? Their work tasks become mundane and boring. Truth be told–there is likely a lot of creative talent in your office that’s never been utilized. Encourage employees to participate in leadership discussions and bring in their own ideas for growth and change. Everyone’s voice is important! Mix up job duties–cross-training is a great way to help keep a job challenging and exciting.
Teamwork: If your employees feel like they are part of a team, they are more likely to work together to achieve organizational goals. Encourage teamwork, maybe even a little friendly competition in achieving goals. Working together as a team encourages employees to learn to trust one another.
Have some ideas of your own for motivating your workforce? We hope this has inspired you to put your thinking cap on. Assure Alliance is proud of its mission of helping agencies reach their full potential. Contact us to find out all the ways we can help your agency grow!