Keeping your team happy is an essential component of a successful work environment, as well as effective teamwork. In this article, we’ll examine some traits and habits to adopt that will help you keep your team motivated and productive.
1: Consistently praise good work
One thing to ask yourself is “Am I giving praise and showing appreciation for work done well? Or am I simply offering correction or criticism for work done poorly?”. There are a surprising amount of employers who seemingly only notice the mess ups of their workers and are hard pressed to congratulate those under them for exceptional work. Engaging in this and making a habit of complimenting people for their good work will undoubtedly be a huge motivator that will make people excited to do well. Not to mention, being kind and affirmative helps the overall vibe of any workplace. Be mindful of this and don’t be afraid to let your workers and team members know that they’re appreciated!
2: Let people leave early upon completion of a project
If any of your employees finish their projects earlier than expected try rewarding them by letting them go home early. This is a tactic that will not decrease productivity and will make people feel valued and respected. We guarantee they’ll be more eager to work on the next project with the prospect of being rewarded again. Hitting on a similar note, try doing half-days on Fridays if it wouldn’t be unreasonable in your business. Who wouldn’t be excited to leave a bit earlier on the final day of the week? This can keep the work week feeling shorter with a minimal loss of productivity, if any.
3: Allow employees to weigh in on the company and give insight
Everyone wants to feel like they have a voice and that it’s heard. Try holding some light-hearted meetings where employees can weigh in on how they see the state of the company. Ask them how they’d like to see things improve and what could be streamlined from their perspective. They will feel involved and you might get some valuable insight from a different perspective!