As a manager, you may feel motivated sometimes to push your people further and enhance your company. However, it’s important to motivate them in a constructive way, encouraging growth and success. Knowing how to provide guidance to your workers and team up with them will be another step toward the success of your people as well as your business.
Leadership and cooperation both begin with staying in touch. You need to know what’s going on and employees need to hear from you. Being transparent and consistent about your expectations will let your employees know they can trust you. Talk with them, not at them, so that they feel listened to and respected as valued members of the team.
When you’re managing multiple people, it can sometimes be difficult to remember that you’re a part of the team too. Know how to pull your team together to unite in the face of a challenge. Any errors, yours or theirs, should be addressed immediately. Work together toward a solution. Collaborate to bring out the best of your team, and come up with innovative ideas together. Creativity can come from anyone on staff – embrace it! Remember your team is only as strong as its weakest link.
Never miss an opportunity to bring your team together. Your people want to feel good about walking in the door every day, and that doesn’t require large raises or Fortune 500-style accommodations. Consider team-building activities, and events that get the entire group together to encourage positive motivation between employees. A great leader is one that knows when it’s time to work hard, and when their employees have earned a break. Consider a weekly meeting to emphasize what everyone is working on, or a monthly potluck for team-building and networking. When you’ve got the right people, bring them together for new ideas and connection. It is a great way to keep them motivated and inspire them to produce great work.
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