Unless you are your company’s only employee, it is important that you do all you can to motivate your workers.
Given they are the bread and butter of your operation, you can’t afford for them to not be motivated on the job.
With that in mind, are you doing enough to light a fire under them in the workplace?
Getting the Most Out of Your Workers
As you look to get the most out of your workers, here are some things to hone in on:
- Attitude – Make sure you have employees with the right attitude. Sure, everyone is going to have the occasional bad day on the job. Remember, it happens to bosses and owners too. That said you do not want it to become the norm for some or many of your employees. Coming to work with the right attitude is important for a variety of reasons. If you sense any workers bringing a bad attitude all too often to the job, sit down and have a chat with them. See why this may be the case and what can be done about it.
- Resources – You can’t expect your workers to be at their best if they do not have all the needed resources to work with. That being the case; do your employees have what is necessary to get the job done? For example, do you have a sales staff in place? If so, what resources have you given them? That is not only to sell to customers, but also track those sales? When you have a sales commission tracker, you’ve done something good for your business. The tracker makes sure the right sales members get the right commissions. At the end of the day, happier employees tend to make for better ones. Go through a checklist of what resources your workers need. If you are missing anything of note, do your best to add it sooner than later.
- Opportunities – Are you giving your employees the chance to advance within the company? This opportunity is often important, so do not overlook it. If too many employees feel stuck with no room for growth, some may decide it is time to go elsewhere. By offering more responsibility and an upgrade in pay, you may well keep a fair number of folks for years to come.
- Incentives – Do you offer any incentives at your place of employment? These can be things like the chance for employees to further their educations. You might also have a physical fitness plan in motion where employees can work out to stay in better health. Do you offer a profit-sharing plan for employees to take stock in the company? By offering these and other incentives, more employees are likely to want to stay with you. If they are simply getting a paycheck and nothing much more, you may see some of them head for greener pastures.
In doing all you can to motivate your employees, write down everything you can think of to motivate them.
Then, check off each item that you currently offer.
If you are missing some things, it may be time to take stock in your company again.