We all need encouragement and motivation from time to time.
The people who work for you may or may not stay loyal based on how you treat them, from the salary they get to the environment in the workplace. How you treat them matters a lot. Sometimes, it is the only reason why they would leave or stay.
If you think the morale of your employees is plunging and you need to motivate and encourage them to do and perform better:
You cannot expect people to open up to you when you are not approachable or when they are scared of you. Ensure them that you are easy to talk with and will always be willing to hear out their issues and concerns.
Find out what they need help on
Sometimes, employees do not openly ask for help because they don’t know how you would react and how you would take it. Reassure them that you are willing to guide and help them grow by finding out what they need help on or if they need help at all. This will break the ice, so to speak. You will also make your employees’ job easier if you point out not-so-obvious choices they can make when they feel they are not getting done as quickly or as effectively.
Celebrate their success
Employees want to impress their bosses and do a good job. When they succeed, acknowledge it and celebrate with them. Even a simple note will do. It boosts their morale, and they will be more inspired and motivated to keep doing well. They would also have the courage to take risks and make decisions they would otherwise not do had you not trust and encouraged them to do so.
Show them you have confidence in them
The more you trust your employees, the more you show you have confidence in their abilities to get things done and what they can do. This will not only improve their performance, but it will also improve the camaraderie in the workplace.
Do you have any other ideas to help employees succeed and be more motivated? Please share them with us in the comment section.