We learned this week that ability and personality are factors that impact employee and team performance. We also discussed ways that knowledge is transferred to employees and how that information can be used to better inform decision-making.
Another important factor that influences performance is motivation.
In order to achieve great results, you should be constantly thinking about ways you can motivate and inspire your team. Here are some ways you can steer your employees in the right direction and achieve your goals together.
You can only motivate and inspire your team if they know what they are working towards. Make sure your employees are aware of your vision and what your ultimate goals for the business are. Communication is a two-way street and you should make sure that there is a constant flow of communication between you and your employees.
Healthy and happy employees are more likely to feel motivated and engaged. Create a space that is enjoyable to work in and an office where your employees want to spend their time. These opportunities should be tailored specifically to suit the individual employee and can be in the form of further training, setting challenging targets, inviting an employee to shadow you, or spending your own time teaching and mentoring somebody. Focus on teaching your team transferable skills they could use in different positions and encourage them to set themselves learning goals.
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