0:04 Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the owner of a five-person firm, you know that a motivated team is essential to your success.
0:47 According to a blog on the professional networking site, LinkedIn, there are three key areas to watch out for: workplace atmosphere, job standards, and employee productivity.
1:08 As a business owner or manager, you need to not only motivate employees, but also help them to motivate themselves.
1:15 Your goal is to create an environment that allows your employees to meet or exceed expectations, do their best, and feel valued.
1:25 Understanding what motivates employees comes down to knowing your staff as individuals.
1:39 Your best strategy is to offer a range of motivators to improve performance, enthusiasm, and retention.
1:45 Most employees can be motivated by tangible rewards such as salary and promotion.
1:55 There are many intangible motivators such as mentoring, personal and professional growth opportunities, and the ability to work independently that can also get the job done.
2:04 Indeed, offering your employees the chance to work without excessive supervision will show your faith and trust in them, as will allowing a flexible work schedule that enables them to attend to their personal needs.
2:15 It’s also important to recognize employees for jobs well done. This may be via a financial reward such as a bonus, but it can also take the form of a new job title that reflects higher status within the company, or company-wide public recognition and thanks.
2:41 Be sure to keep your employees challenged and engaged.
2:53 Consider offering more opportunities for employees to engage with your clients and customers, which can be highly rewarding.
3:05 Motivating employees comes down to knowing them as individuals. To do this, you must have open lines of communication and a mutual understanding of both professional and personal goals.