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Seven simple ways to motivate your employees

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When it comes to expanding your business, you can buy all the best resources you need, but if your employees are not motivated to do a great job, you might not grow as fast or big as you had planned.

There are many reasons as to why your team members lack inspiration they need to boost their productivity. They could be feeling unappreciated, bored with their responsibilities, or unhappy with the benefits and flexibility offered to them.

Below are simple ways you can use to inspire your employees to do their best work each day.

Be positive

You are the boss, how you lead the others will follow. If you have negative energy, they will be too. As a leader set the tone of positivity at the work place. Even if you are being faced with a big challenge, choose to see the positive part, and your team members will follow the suit.

Keep your promises

Employees can’t trust someone who doesn’t keep promises. And they resent it, especially, if they were promised financial or career rewards. Broken promises demotivate immediately.

Let them see the end game

Not only do they need to know their purpose, but they need to know what everyone is working towards. Help them see, as much as possible, that the idea of team unity is necessary for that end game. Keep them posted on how it’s going.

{ Read: 6 types of people you are likely to find at the workplace }

Be Transparent 

As the saying goes, honesty is the best policy. In all things, be honest. Do not give out empty promises when in high moods and fail to tell them the progress. They can’t trust you otherwise, and it’s hard to work in fear and distrust.

Start workplace tradition

Having a unique culture at the place of work will give the employees something to look forward to. Have a tradition in the office that they can call their own such as a company banquet, retreat, outing or a holiday you can celebrate together.

Pay them well 

Pay them the most you can. Never shortchange. Pay them what they’re worth, and then some if possible. Simply not having a payroll blunder is something employees love.

Communicate clearly what you expect

Don’t be afraid of confrontation. Don’t be concerned about making everyone happy. You must communicate your expectations clearly. This helps them feel secure in their job in the long run.

{ See Also: Kenya outranks Rwanda in women workplace equality index }


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Brenda Gamonde
Brenda Gamonde
Brenda Gamonde is reporter with Business Today. Email: [email protected]
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