While a fat paycheck at the end of the month is undoubtedly a good way to motivate your employees, it is only one part of the job. Indeed, financial rewards rank much lower than you may have imagined when it comes to keeping your staff happy. Here are other practical ways that will inspire passion and dedication in your workers.
Provide a favourable work environment
How comfortable is your working area? You may have a small office space, but there are ways to organise it so that all your employees have enough working space. Investing in desk clusters, for instance, can help make the most of a small space.
Office layout expert Precept Design describes the best desk clusters as ones that are compact and versatile while affording your employees with sufficient privacy. They also ensure that your workplace is also safe, tidy, and neat.
Involve your employees in planning
If you are to get the most out of your staff, you need to start treating them as fellow investors in your organisation. Be transparent with information and engage them when making decisions about the future of the company.
This makes them feel valued, and they will be motivated to give their best for the good of the business.
Say ‘Thank you!’ more often
Letting your employees know that you recognise and appreciate a job well done is a powerful way to motivate them. Be on the lookout for the achievements your employees make and thank them in person. Whenever you get the chance, appreciate them publicly.
Many employees value attention from their leaders even more than they value their pay.
Be fair and respectful
From time to time, problems will arise at your workplace that calls for you to pass judgement. Do your best to act wisely and fairly to all parties involved. Should you realise you have made a mistake, apologise promptly and sincerely. Your workers will relate to you much better if you do the same to them.
The secret to keeping everyone happy at your workplace lies in shaping your employees’ perceptions about you and their work. By doing simple things that show you value, respect, and trust them, you can foster a more productive mindset in them.