Good employees are the key to getting your business where you want it to be. Nothing can take the wind out of your companies sails more than employees who just aren’t motivated. Employees who just show up and do the least amount of work so that they can get a paycheck are a great detriment to your company. You can’t fire everyone and start over, but there are some ways of getting your employees to be more productive.
Try to be a better communicator with your employees. The importance of employee communications is often overlooked. An owner who takes the time to talk to their employees face to face is often seen as someone who cares about and values their employees. Your staff needs to know they are a valuable resource and communicating with them is a good way to show your appreciation for their hard work.
Leading by example has long been regarded as one of the best ways to motivate those who work for you. People will be more motivated to work harder if they know their leader works hard too. Demonstrating your commitment to achieving goals will help your employees develop a commitment as well.
People in general feel motivated when they know that they can make a difference and have a voice. Empowering your employees will give your employees the feeling that they too have a stake in what direction your company is going. Give your employees more of a say in how they do their job. Most employees have ideas on how they can be more efficient but are often reluctant to talk about them because they haven’t been asked.
Incentives are a great way to boost motivation. Incentives are an inexpensive way to get more productivity. Incentives can come in the way of paid days off or gift cards, just use your imagination.
Getting your employees to be productive should be a goal for any smart business owner.