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How to Motivate Your Employees to Be More Productive

  • September 27, 2019

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Motivate Your Employees to Be Productive

When it comes to a career, the goal for most is to work toward success and to never stop trying to grow. We all want to do whatever we can to improve our company and create more opportunities. As the boss, it’s your job to encourage employees to work hard; your business will only succeed if the work gets done, and it’s up to everyone to participate. To help you improve employee performance, we’ve created a guide on how to motivate your employees to be more productive.

Be a Role Model

Your employees naturally look at you to see what you’re doing. If you don’t show you truly care about your job or the company, they won’t either. You should educate them on how you got to the place you did. If they see you succeed and thrive, they’ll do what they can to reach that level.

Set Small Goals

It’s good to have a vision of the entire picture, but a goal that’s too big can seem unachievable. Break up a large goal into several smaller ones, and treat each as a small step toward success. If your employees can see that it’s possible to complete one small goal every day, they’re likely to work hard to achieve them.

Keep Them Fueled

Employees appreciate it when you provide simple snacks and coffee. When they start to feel that dip, they may need the bump in energy caffeine or a bit of protein can provide. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on these supplies, but your employees will be happy to know that you care about their wellbeing.

Trade Computers for Notebooks

Naturally, any business will utilize computers. After all, they’re essential for success. However, there are times when you can benefit from old-fashioned long hand writing. Handwritten notes are known to have a positive impact on workplace productivity. When it comes to notetaking and creating to-do lists, it can help you remember tasks and serve to improve your memory.

Give Employees Enough Work

We aren’t saying to overfill your employee’s workload, as this can cause stress and decrease productivity. Not enough work, however, can have the same effect. Sometimes, a particularly slow few days causes us to lose concentration, as we know we have the time. This can almost cause us to get less done. You want to find the right balance between too much work and not enough.

Recognize Successes

No one wants to put in an effort only to receive no recognition. At company meetings, take a few minutes to list off some notable achievements made by your employees. You should also make the attempt to give them a personal thumbs up when they go above and beyond. The affirmation of work well done will only encourage an employee to work harder to achieve more success.