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Tips for Keeping Your Employees Motivated and Moving Your Business Forward - Carol Evenson - Blog

Tips for Keeping Your Employees Motivated and Moving Your Business Forward

Running a successful business can be a delicate balance. This can be true in particular when it comes to finding new ways to properly motivate your employees. Even though it may be easy to forget about this aspect of your business from time to time, especially when you are working to meet goals and deadlines, the reality is that keeping your employees engaged and excited about the work they do plays a huge role in your business's overall success. If you are looking for some ways to help keep your employees motivated, here are some things to try. 


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A simple thing that you can do to help make your employee's jobs easier is make sure that you are supplying them with all of the tools and types of technology that they need to do their best work. From enterprise sales to organizational software, there are many different things that can help support your employees and the work that they do. By helping streamline basic tasks for them and always ensuring they have what they need, you can make it easier for them not only to complete tasks but to spend more time on bigger and more important projects.


Learn To Be More Flexible

Something else that is key when it comes to motivating your employees is learning to be more flexible. Being more flexible is not only important when it comes to workplace tasks and situations that occur during the workday, but also when it comes to giving your employees time off. The more flexible that you can be with them and understanding of emergency situations, the more that employees will feel appreciated. The more appreciated that your employees feel, the more likely they are to be loyal to your company, and the more likely they are to do their best work for you. 


Work On Developing Quality Communication

The quality of communication at your business can have a big impact on how successful it is long term. Many workplace issues boil down to either poor communication, or a breakdown in communication altogether. A lack of proper, healthy communication can not only lead to more tension and interpersonal issues within the workplace, but it can also lead to work not getting done well, or at all. Something simple that can help improve communication at your company in a major way is educating your employees about active listening. Often, when someone is listening, they are more focused on what they will say when it is their turn to speak, rather than paying close attention to what the current speaker is saying. With active listening, you make an effort not only to listen to what the speaker is saying, but to display that you are listening closely as well. Some good ways to do this are to make frequent eye contact with the speaker, and to repeat phrases that they have said back to them from time to time. 


Recognize Hard Work 

If you want your employees to truly feel motivated, then it is necessary to make sure that you recognize all the hard work that they do for you. This can be particularly important any time that they go above and beyond for your company, or achieve something special. When you don't recognize these things, your employees may quickly begin to think that you don't notice them, or care about them. By taking the time to acknowledge what they do for you, and reward them from time to time, you can help ensure that your employees feel appreciated and are more willing to put in the extra effort for your business. 


Provide Opportunities for Teamwork

Another thing that can make a difference for your business is providing opportunities for your employees to engage in teamwork. When you find ways for employees to work as a team, you also create opportunities for them to bond.

The more that your employees get to bond with each other, the more that they will feel a sense of community and connection with each other, and with your business. Beyond that, having your employees work together to brainstorm can sometimes provide better results and stronger problem solving than you might get if they worked individually. 


A Final Word

There is a lot that goes into running a successful business, and because of this it can sometimes be easy to forget about one of your company's most important assets, its employees. The good news is that it doesn't have to be difficult to create stronger connections with employees, and that there are many simple ways that you can help motivate them and strengthen your company, too. 

Publish Date: August 15, 2021 4:49 PM

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