10 Ways to Motivate Your Team in the Office


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From the onset of business, until its liquidation, teams play an important role. In order to get things done and keep the operations of business flowing. It is not possible for a single individual boss or an individual to manage the tasks on his owns and this is where teams play an important role. When you combine all the forces of team energy and allocate each task to a specific member, goals become easy to accomplish. It is possible to set their mind to something and drive the efforts of the team together in order to achieve success. Here are some of the ways in which you can motivate your team in the office:

1.    Set goals

Most of the employees just work for the sake of earning and are in a hurry to finish the task without actually being aware of what their work was about. It becomes important for the leader to focus on such mindsets and to help the team set a clear and unified goal to accomplish. Once a clear goal is set it becomes easier for the leader to lead the entire team in one direction and the members will be aware of what they are actually doing.

2.    No-penalty for failure

Mistakes are a part of human nature and the team leader should effectively communicate with the members and assure them that’s no big deal as long as they manage to learn from their mistakes. Punishment is never the answer. Rather, motivate and encourage them and show them what other things they are capable of doing.

3.    Promote work/life balance

Encourage them to finish their job on time so that they won’t have to stay back a few hours for overtime in the office. Many employees who have a perfect balance between their jobs and their personal lives tend to be more motivated and happy. This will reduce their stress at work and will increase their productivity and thereby reduces the number of conflicts and issues among the coworkers of the department.

4.    Know the team

A team is a combination of different types of people each from a different country who speak a different language and each with a unique imagination. The leaders should focus on identifying their personal needs and desires too.  Team leaders should focus on giving each and every member an equal opportunity to present their ideas to others.

5.    Obtain feedback

Facilitating honest feedback from your team in the office will enable you as their leader to know any downfall or any issues that they are facing. This helps them to communicate openly and create a culture of an honest and positive workplace.

6.    Reward your team

It is important to praise and reward the employees for a job that is executed as per expectations. Always remember that a team runs only because of all the members working together as a whole and therefore the entire team should be rewarded and should celebrate their success at the end of the day.

7.    Encourage members

A team leader should encourage individual members to work out of their nutshell and to provide everyone with new ideas and designs. When all members show their creativity and think out-of-the-box ideas, the team can achieve undeniable success.

8.    Align work and passion

Help employees identify their interests. When they will be able to align their passion with the job, they will be able to create unmatched results of the utmost quality.

9.    Lead with a vision

Employees of the organization need to have a fair idea of what their efforts and hard work are being projected on. If the employees know what their objective is, they will have a clear vision in mind and will work accordingly.

10.    Provide autonomy

Make all the employees feel independent in their workplace. Assign them individual tasks and give those roles they can complete on their own. Allow them to take autonomous decisions at times. This will not only encourage them to perform better but also give them a sense of their individuality.

There’s not a singular method that you can conveniently motivate your employees better, but by using certain ideas and tricks, one can easily master the art of team building and motivation. One must always remember, teamwork makes the dream work!

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