Engaging Employees the Right Way

The secret to the success for any commercial organization lies in those who contribute to its daily operations—i.e., its workforce. When the employees are happy, motivated and satisfied, it’s bound to show up in their performance. Not only does it reflect in the way they work, it helps inspire and motivate new recruits.

However, each employee has his or her own personality and talents that make them who they are. What inspires one employee may not inspire others in the team.

So how can you motivate your team and engage them?

Acknowledge Their Abilities and Talents

Stop spending time criticizing your team for the smallest mistakes and errors. While it’s important to give constructive feedback, it’s also important to acknowledge their talents and abilities. Not only will this motivate them, they will feel like they are an important part of the team, a valuable member.

Ask for Their Opinions

When there’s a project you can involve them in, ask for their opinion. This will not only help boost creativity, it will bring in fresh, new perspectives. It will also motivate them and encourage them to think outside the box.

Too, it will let you get a sneak peek at their true potential. In the future, you will be able to involve them in individual projects that can hone their skills.

Implement Incentives

After a while, employees start settling down. They are no longer excited like they used to be during the first few months at an organization. Start by implementing incentive programs. No matter what kind of organization you are, incentives have time and time again proven to be beneficial.

Not only do your employees have goals they can work toward (other than project deadlines), it will motivate them to do their best.

This will also help boost productivity as every employee will work hard toward one goal. Since the incentive will be based on their performance, they do their best to improve.

Create a Stress-Free Environment

Employees become stressed when they work in a demanding environment. Encourage a stress-free environment by taking employees out on trips once every few months. At the end of the month, reward employees with minor perks that can make a difference. For example, take everyone out for a special dinner.

Many employees can’t work as well in a stressful environment. Not only does it affect their ability to focus, they will start looking for other options.

Keeping quality employees is important for the success of businesses. There are plenty of ways to keep them engaged, but one of the ways to boost motivation is through a keynote speaking seminar.

Steve Rizzo is a professional motivational keynote speaker who helps organizations help their employees find their creative drive and motivation through perseverance and grit. If you are looking to hire a guest speaker, visit Steve’s website for further details or call 724.540.5092 for booking information.

You can also check out his speaking presentations or send an email to bookings@allthingsspeaking.com for questions or queries.

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