Now that summer is over, it’s the perfect time to focus on getting your team engaged, inspired and motivated. That fall boost of motivation can fade fast. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of the natural September fresh start most of us remember from our school years to set your team up for fourth quarter success. Dig a little deeper into what it takes to get your team going.
Set Achievable Goals
No one can hit a target they aren’t aware of. Set goals that are challenging but achievable for your team to work toward. Consider some lighthearted competition between teams. It adds a little fun to your day and keeps people on track.
Manage Stress Levels
Don’t rely excessively on overtime to get work done. It can overwork and burn out your core staff. What to do instead? Bring in some temporary employees! They can help you achieve your production goals without overtaxing your team.
Get Them Engaged
One of the best ways to keep employees motivated is to show them that they matter. Be transparent about your company goals and the impact that their work has on your bottom line. Nothing motivates people more than feeling like they are part of the team and that their actions can make a real difference.
Train your people well and trust them to make decisions or operate projects independently. It’s a great way to show your team that they are valued.
Make Development a Priority
Talk to your employees regularly to understand what their goals are and what it will take to get there. You want your employees to be able to reach their career goals within your company, rather than me forced to go elsewhere.
Become a Go-to Employer
Make your company a place that people want to work. Provide a pleasant environment and competitive compensation. Encourage people to recharge by taking their vacations and disconnecting after hours.
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