Motivation is an essential component of any high functioning team. Think about what happens if employees or team members are not motivated. Deadlines, goals and priorities are not met, and your clients or customers’ needs aren’t satisfied. That has a direct impact on the business’ growth prospects.
On the other hand, a well-motivated team doesn’t require constant oversight and instruction. Instead, team members will often take on more than is expected because they enjoy making a difference and understand the importance of continuous improvement. In summary, motivated team members are your most valuable asset, creating a clear differentiator between you and your competition.
But how do you get there?
Begin with your company culture. By its very nature, culture is organic. It can’t be forced and it’s nearly impossible to replicate. However, the seeds of a successful culture for your business can be planted and nurtured over time.
The following are seven keys to nurturing a positive culture where team members are motivated to grow and expand their talent and skills:
- Demonstrate your commitment to employee well-being
- Provide team members with meaningful work
- Create goals and clear career paths that employees can aspire to
- Encourage a positive and non-threatening work environment
- Foster social connections within the workplace
- Listen and respond to ideas and concerns
- Show your appreciation
Using these seven ingredients to nurture your company culture will help motivate employees to embrace the vision set for the company by its leadership.
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