“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
So said American industrialist Henry Ford – and the rest is history, as he went on to found the Ford Motor Company and become an iconic business success.
Spring is traditionally a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. Maybe it’s also time for a renewed focus on helping yourself and other leaders within your company keep their teams motivated, productive, and on track – so their success will take care of itself for the rest of the year. Here are some tips:
Keeping Your Team Motivated This Spring (and Beyond)!
Have a vision – and share it.
It’s hard for a team to be motivated if its members don’t know exactly what they’re working toward. Whatever a team’s specific purpose is, it should be tied to your company’s mission and vision. So, be sure everyone knows what those are and how their role fits into the bigger picture.
Set and communicate clear goals.
Take a SMART approach to goal-setting, and be sure all your teams do the same. This provides a real boost of motivation each time a goal is reached and encourages teams to keep moving forward.
- Both team and company goals, along with your vision, need to be communicated regularly. Use whichever social and traditional media work best.
Promote two-way feedback.
To be effective, communication must be a two-way street. It means checking in with people regularly, keeping them updated, and taking the time to actively listen to their ideas, opinions, and concerns. When people feel not only heard but understood, the possibilities are endless.
Celebrate, reward, and recognize.
When employees or teams achieve desired results, go above and beyond, or do outstanding work, be sure to express your gratitude in a sincere, appropriate way. And make it personal: tailor awards to individuals or groups. Be specific in explaining why their success has benefited your business. This will not only motivate people but also help them as they succeed again – and again – in the future.
Provide growth opportunities.
People feel more valued – and valuable – when they are learning, growing, and upskilling. Make providing employees with professional development opportunities a regular part of your culture. Like rewards, these should be designed specifically to suit individuals. They can be in the form of training, setting challenging targets, shadowing programs, or coaching and mentorships.
Give people – including both team leaders and members – autonomy and space to do what they do best. Trust that they’ll get the job done. This can inspire people to find even better ways of completing tasks or filling gaps in their skill sets.
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