To become personally inspired, the best you can do is set up the optimal circumstances for inspiration. As a society, the best we can do is assist in setting up these important circumstances for everyone. An easy first step is simply recognizing the sheer potency of inspiration and it’s potential impact on everything we do. When you are running a business, your team is your most important asset and biggest resource. Without them, the business could not function so it’s essential that your employees feel encouraged and inspired on a daily basis. In order to great results, you should be constantly thinking about ways you can motivate and inspire your team.
Here are some ways you can steer your employees in the right direction and achieve your goals together:
(1) SHARE YOUR VISION AND SET CLEAR GOALS
You can only motivate and inspire your team if they know what they are working towards. Make sure your employees are aware of your vision and what your ultimate goals for the business are. This encourages everyone to work together to achieve better results. As well as this, regularly set clear and measurable goals that are framed by this vision so that you and your team can track progress and they are able to see their success in a tangible way. This cultivates productivity and helps employees to feel loved and motivated.
(2) ENCOURAGE TEAMWORK
The best kind of companies are those where everyone works together cohesively. Encouraging and promoting teamwork boots productivity because it makes employees feel isolated and helps them to feel more engaged with their tasks. You can do this regularly holding team building activities and opportunities for your team members to bond and get to know one another. Think about this when hiring new staff by considering how they will fit into the team and the workplace culture. Even if someone is experienced in a role, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will work well with the rest of your employees.
(3) COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR STAFF
Part of a clear goal, setting relies on effective communication with your team. Communication is a two-way street and you should make sure that there’s a constant flow of communication between you and your employees. This way you cannot only keep them up to date with what needs to be done but you can also listen to their ideas, opinions, and feedback. This will ultimately have a positive impact on your business as they may approach dilemmas in a different way to you. Check-in regularly with your team and give the opportunity to come and talk to you. Make sure you’re available to contact and open and approachable in your attitude to communication. This will make your staff feel involved in the business and its operations which will further motivate them to achieve better results.
(4) GIVE POSITIVE FEEDBACK AND REWARD YOUR TEAM
The power of positive praise is sometimes overlooked but recognizing and applauding achievement inspires team members as they can see themselves progressing towards the goal of the company. When employees achieve results, put in extra effort or do outstanding work, make sure you tell them that you’re grateful and be specific in your praise. For example, don’t just say “good job”, explain why it was a good job and how it helped to benefit the business. This will not only motivate your employees but help them succeed with future work. Reward your team for hard work, whether this in the form of monetary rewards, gifts, perks or more responsibility and independence. Motivation is an essential part of any workplace and you should be constantly striving to make your employees feel motivated and inspired. If you do this, you’re pretty sure that to achieve the results that you need.