2pure , Entrepreneurship __ Monday, May 6, 2013 1:53 AM - Rudolf Jabre

Rudolf Jabre: How to motivate your employees


The most important asset of your business is without a doubt, your team. The project idea might be brilliant, but without a coherent solid team, your idea won’t be transformed into a success story.

Therefore, motivating your team might seem a hard task to do, and it’s not just about giving them raises to their salaries, it’s also about having the right atmosphere in your company that enhances the creativity and the solidarity of your team.

Here at 2Pure, our team is our pride and our major asset, and we have managed along the years to maintain its unity and harmony, so how do you motivate your employees for a maximized productivity, and we share 8 tips to enhance team spirit in your company.

1. Opposing to common belief, money is not the premium motivator because it sends the message that nothing is worth doing unless you get paid extra. Sure, it can help, but it's a means to an end.

2. Motivate yourself first. Think about the motivations that compel you to do a good job and to achieve great outcomes, and focus on them yourself. This way, you will set a good example for your employees to follow, and be more pleasant to work with. Think of it this way too: if you hate your job, and you're in charge, what's there to work up to? Be the best so that others have an incentive to match you. As Albert Schweitzer once said, "Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it is the only thing.

3. Get to know your employees. Get some insight into the lives of the people you hired. Learn about who they are, and where they are going. Find out what motivates each individual to do a good job so you can capitalize on it.

4. Use smarter goals. Carry aims that are precise, realistic, and measurable. As long as your employees can see the light at the end of the tunnel, they will keep working towards it with enthusiasm and focus. Sit down with each employee and work out what your business wants to achieve throughout the year and how it relates to their roles. You can help your business get their by taking your employees aside, one-by-one, and working together to come up with achievable goals

5. Believe in your team. Most employees have rather delicate self-confidence. If you don’t trust your team can do something, they won’t believe they can either, and they won’t do it. You must have faith in them. You need to demonstrate you do to boost their self-reliance in their ability. To achieve this, give your employees some independence to make choices. Let them take possession of stimulating plans and decide how to complete them. Although it can be a challenge for almost any manager, you must let them fail sometimes and not get angry about it.

6. Spot an occupation well done finally, people take far much more from being told they are doing a job well, rather than seeing their pay increase. Unfortunately, many employees feel that their contribution to the company they work for is not recognized. It's only natural for people to place an enormous amount of value on pride, personal satisfaction and recognition.

7. Your employees need opportunity to grow and move up and forward. Because people who get the chance to grow their skills and expertise take more pride in their jobs, you want to encourage employees in your organization to gain new skills, Employees who know they have opportunities for growth beyond their current role will be more likely to stick around and work harder for that role. Considering the state of the economy and job insecurity, a secure career path is far more attractive than a higher salary.

8. Fire people if necessary. The final technique for motivating your team is to fire people when needed. Underperformers can kill an organization; they can become cancers. When other employees see these individuals getting away with underperformance, then they start to underperform. Therefore, firing--as long as you explain to your team why people were fired--can actually motivate your employees.








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