Keeping your employees happy and motivated is the lifeblood of a good business. Happy workers are productive workers.
Sadly, keeping all of your staff motivated and happy can feel like you are ‘spinning plates’; almost a full job description in itself.
If you plan on taking your staff to trade shows, conferences or exhibitions for a number of days then you need to be able to have the tools to keep everyone motivated.
Those types of environments are great ways to promote your company and generate sales, but a booth or stand full of demotivated people will do more harm than good to your business.
Here are four great tips that will ensure that won’t happen:
The best way to inspire people to act the way you want them to is to act that way yourself.
Far too often staff are given instructions to do who would never do those things and don’t really believe in them.
You need to ‘walk the walk’ not just ‘talk the talk’ if you want to inspire the change you are looking for.
Staff should be informed that any and all complaints can be openly voiced and discussed without fear of repercussions.
Employees who are open with you can alert you to potential problems and pitfalls that can be fixed and even help your company.
When this is not an option employees talk to each other and that way lies rebellion and de-motivation.
When your company has a big sale or reaches a goal, then make sure that the fruits of that achievement get passed down to the staff who worked on the project.
This could be cash incentives but may also be that the company pays for a night out in a spa hotel for the team.
Tying in a success for the company to a personal success for the individual (over and above their regular pay) is a huge motivational force that is sure to make your team happy as well.
Find out what personal goals your staff have and find out when they want to achieve them. You can work towards helping your staff reach their individual goals and support them in the process.
It may well be that some of their goals match company goals and both can be aligned.
When a company cares about staff on an individual level like this staff become more motivated and happier within their roles as their life goals and career goals are moving in the same direction.
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