Motivating employees is important to your business or work group. As the leader, you will find that it is your responsibility to keep the troops motivated during good times and bad. As a sales manager for various companies, I found that motivating employees was the most important job I had. I soon learned that if I did nothing else but that things would go well.
You may feel that this is a difficult task. It’s really not that hard to do if you keep a few basics in mind.
Motivating employees can be quite simple. If you find yourself with a group of employees who are not motivated, try this simple exercise.Tomorrow morning, make it a point to walk around your department or division and speak to everyone on a personal level. A simple “good morning, how are you” will do. Do this every day for a week. I promise you you’ll see a shift in their attitude for the better immediately. Something else strange and wonderful will also happen. You will start getting feedback from them about ways to improve the business. You will learn what their challenges are, and probably get some new solutions to problems that you would never have thought of on your own.
If you already speak to each one of your people on a daily basis, take it to the next level. Form a task force of influential employees to tackle some of those problems that are sitting on your desk. The best way of motivating employees and to solving management problems is to engage them in a formal process. It gives them a pride in their work and it will give you a reputation as a very innovative and creative problem solver. If you have questions or would like to make a comment I would love to hear from you. You can contact me here.
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My name is Carolyn Jolly. My professional life has been in sales, marketing and IT management. Along the way I’ve been studying and experimenting with self improvement and personal development techniques for the past 20 years. I have had more than a few mind-blowing experiences and I’ve made some discoveries that have shaped my ideas. I’m now using this website to pass those ideas along.
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