Motivation is something that comes in many forms as well as shapes, from gently praising to cracking the proverbial whip. Keeping your employees motivated is not just about one specific tactic, but it requires the combination of efforts, which must begin with the leader. In case the employees desert their work, you can blame them for it, or you can choose to take the appropriate steps and rest the balance.
Find ways to improve the Employees’ Well-being
There are several companies that offer such things like relaxation stations or yoga or meditation classes to their employees. But, with the several ongoing deadlines and stress that they experience, there is no way that a one-hour yoga class can completely cut it. The term wellbeing is in this case associated with things like enlightenment or mindfulness, but only through giving your workers a sense of purpose can you instill a sense of wellbeing in them.
A worker that keeps clocking in and out, means that they are only there in body. Instead, you need to reinforce the difference an individual is making by just doing their job. AS a solution, you can think of employee recognition gift ideas that you give out occasionally, or start workplace support programs.
By giving unexpected gifts once in a while helps to improve the morale of your workers. If you assign tasks that give the worker a greater sense of purpose alongside the gifts; you will change their attitude.
Lead by Example
When employees feel inspired; they tend to work better. From your perspective, this means that you will have to lead by example. Studies have shown that leaders that act in the interest of the team, instead of oneself, inspire the workers to become more trusting, committed and cooperative. It’s all about being fair and changing if you have previously operated with an iron fist.
When working in the interest of the team, it is important that you ensure to work with them. When done on a regular basis, it helps to bridge the them-type of gap that is likely to occur in large organizations or in places that lean towards an antiquated hierarchy style.
Making a Good Balance between Work and Life
Something common with most German companies is that they ban work emails out of office hours unless there is an emergency. It is not just simply about banning emails, but you need to create a work culture that embraces the work/life balance. You can choose to start the day on a positive note with some bit of exercise. Prioritizing oneself in the workplace benefits everyone health wise as well as improves their productivity.