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Iceni Magazine | May 30, 2024

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4 Ways to Motivate Your Employees (That Really Work)

4 Ways to Motivate Your Employees (That Really Work)

If you want your business to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, you need employees that are inspired to do their best, and you know what?

Motivating your employees is a lot less difficult than you might think. Sure, you may need to make a few changes to how you are doing things now, but they will be mostly painless, and once you’ve made them you should notice a significant difference in your workplace culture and the efficiency of your business.

So, let’s take a look at what you can do to get your employees fired up and raring to do their best for you…

  1. Set up an employee recognition plan

Who does not like to be recognised for a job well done? There are few people who do not like to get recognition when they have gone above and beyond, and doing so is a great way to keep them motivated to do well. So if you want to keep your employees happy and working hard, then you really should set up an official employee recognition plan that will see them receive bonuses and/or awards whenever they have achieved something important for themselves and/or your business.

  1. Hire motivational speakers

Good corporate speakers, who have a story to tell, and who have achieved great things in their lives, can really inspire your employees to strive for greatness too. They show your employees what is possible if you have the right attitude and the will to work hard, so inviting them to speak at your workplace from time to time really is a no-brainer.

  1. Stand for something

These days, we hear a lot about ethical businesses because, increasingly, that is what consumers want – a business that stands for something. Employees are similarly motivated, They want to feel like they are doing something positive; making a difference with their work, so if you can provide them with that whether by going green, giving a percentage of profits to charity or whatever, you will almost certainly increase their motivation and get a lot more out of them in terms of productivity and loyalty, while also improving the PR of your business at the same time.

  1. Trust them to get on with it

Micromanagement can be soul-destroying, it makes employees feel like they are not trusted to do their work, nor are they able to make their own decisions. This makes work miserable. As a result, if you truly want to keep your employees motivated you should trust them to get on with the job without you or a manager breathing down their necklace. Chances are you will find that not only do they get on just fine, but they actually improve productivity, come up with more creative ideas, take more sick days, and simply enjoy their work more. What’s not to love?

Motivate your employees, provide them with plenty of inspiration, and keep them as happy as possible, and they will always do their best for your business, so what are you waiting for Time to implement some of these strategies right now!

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