Are you struggling with ways to motivate your employees this summer?
As the year rolls on, it can be tough to maintain the rush of motivation that comes from the first few weeks of the brand new year. The temptation to hit snooze and stay in bed or zone out at your desk, staring at pictures of tropical paradises is strong!
But no time for that! It’s time for your team to feel empowered and motivated, to power through, and drive this company toward sustainable growth.
If you’re having trouble finding ways to motivate your employees and keep them focused and engaged, know that you’re not alone. If it’s time to look for new employees to take your business to the next level, work with ICR Staffing Services to find the right people for you.
Here are three ways to help keep your employees motivated through the summer, and all throughout the year!
Three Ways to Motivate Your Employees
Cut Out the Negative Attitude at Work
Coming in to work is hard enough even when you have friendly co-workers and a congenial environment! But if you’re unlucky enough to also have a company bully or someone else who brings the team’s morale down, utilize HR to put a stop to that immediately.
Employees who feel targeted or antagonized by co-workers have trouble focusing on their work and getting excited about it even if they once found it fulfilling and enjoyable. Everyone has the right to work in a safe place where they feel valued and supported. If there’s any type of teasing, harassing or making other people’s time at work miserable, put an end to it. It’s killing morale and productivity.
Even if a general culture of negativity or disdain hovers over your team, it’s your job to try and turn that around! Encourage your employees to establish healthy relationships and provide opportunities for them to form bonds and socialize. Think about happy hours, catered lunches, team scavenger hunts or friendly competitions that lighten the mood and give people something to look forward to.
When the boss doesn’t know what’s going on in the company or there’s some level of chaos, work can be stressful and demotivating. There may be a disparity of workloads or a confusing and inconsistent chain of command that causes disruption and frustration.
Regardless of how the disorganization came about, it can crush morale and motivation, but it’s can be fixed! Perhaps there’s a need for an excellent administrative assistant to keep everything on track. Ask the people directly affected by the problem how they think the problem should be solved – they often have the best insights!
Empower Your Employees
One of the biggest issues for many employees at work is strict rules and micromanagement. Allow your employees some flexibility with the rules so they can see you trust them to get their work done.
Give them the freedom to spearhead initiatives and show off their creativity. This can help you identify employees who are eager and ready to step up into a larger role and make a bigger contribution towards your business. When employees feel valued and respected, they’ll be more loyal and work harder for you.
If negative attitudes, disorganization or micromanagement are holding your employees back, take the steps required to help your employees work better and succeed.
Contact ICR Staffing Services today to learn how staffing specialists in Victorville can help your team succeed.