Positive Motivation – 3 Tips To Help You Improve Employee Productivity
Want to boost your employees’ productivity but don’t know how? Make them feel valued. A pat here and there, a word of encouragement when it’s least expected, and a smile can all go a long way in making an employee feel motivated. Here are a few tips to help you boost workplace morale through positive motivation.
1. Use Simple But Powerful Words When You Interact With Employees – How do you demonstrate to your employees that you value them? Surprisingly, the answer is quite simple: through simple but powerful motivational words. Say “please” when you are issuing an order to make it sound like a request. Say “thank you” when your order has been complied with. Finally, when you appreciate something that your staff did, let them know. Do not begrudge the two most powerful words a boss can ever say to a staff: “Good job!”
2. Make Time for the People You Supervise – If you want to meet your target, spend time with each person you supervise. Make sure this encounter is a positive interaction where you discuss their goals, their progress, and how they are working with the team. Most managers aim for an hour per week. This hour may not seem like much but it’s enough to make your employees feel you are directly involved in their career.
3. Share Your Goals – People work better when they know what it is they are working towards. So, talk to your staff. Let them know the company’s goals and the direction that they are headed. You can enforce positive motivation better when you can share with them the vision that you have. Also, don’t forget to schedule regular meetings where staff can share their ideas as well as give feedback over existing rules, policies, and procedures. You will be surprised at how many good ideas there are which you have never thought of before!
Positive motivation can go a long way in improving workplace productivity. When you create a work environment that is positive and empowering, you encourage your staff to rise to whatever challenges their job throws at them.
Carla Kaplan is a writer and researcher on positive motivation. Find insight, inspiration, and tips on how to stay positively motivated at this blog: eof737.wordpress.com