Elevating Team Motivation: Simple Strategies for a Productive and Happy Workplace
As an employer, you’re always looking for new ways to help motivate your team. If you’ve run out of ideas, you’ve come to the right place. While you may find it difficult to keep members of your team motivated and on track, there are lots of different things you can do for them to help. This could be anything from making sure they’ve got a space to relax on their breaks or providing them with refreshments. So, let’s take a look at these surefire ways to motivate your team.
Make them feel like they belong
Some people, no matter how long they’ve been working for you, may feel out of place compared to other members of staff. A great way to motivate your team is to make them feel like they belong. Work can be stressful enough as it is, and if a member of a team doesn’t feel a part or like they belong, their productivity levels are going to drop. Make sure you implement an open door policy and let them know that they can speak to you about any issues, at any point. Find ways to make them feel a part of the team and you’ll soon see productivity riding.
Provide basic food and drinks
There’s nothing worse than going on break only to find there’s nothing available to drink or eat without having to leave the office altogether. You’ll find that your team is much more motivated if you provide them with fresh water, a couple of coffee roasters, and plenty of tea bags and milk to make refreshments when they need a bit of a kick. You could also consider putting a vending machine in with an allotted credit for your team to use each day. The consideration from your part won’t go unmissed, and you’ll notice that relaxed and refreshed members of staff will work harder.
Keep the office clean
If your office is a bit dingy and doesn’t really get cleaned, then it’s probably affecting the motivation of your staff. A messy and cluttered space can make it hard to think clearly, not to mention affect organisation when it comes to important documents. Hire a cleaner to come in and give the office a good clean a few times a week. In regards to paperwork or documents that are mounting up, take the time to sort through and organise them so your team can think clearly and effectively. Making sure the decor is nice and fresh will also make a difference.
Kit out a break room for them
Some people like to sit at their desk on their breaks, but others need a space away from their computers that’s quiet and relaxing. Make a space (preferably near to the refreshments) and kit it out with sofas, a small TV, newspapers and magazines, and make sure that it’s far enough away from the hustle and bustle of everyone else that’s working. When people have that space to relax on their break, you’ll notice they return to their desks happier and more motivated to work.