The workplace environment can have a major impact on your mood and emotions. For any business to thrive, it is important to create an environment that can inspire and motivate the employees. This is also projected to increase workers’ productivity. Here are a few quick tips to help create a motivating environment:
1) Develop tasks that are of benefit to the company
Employees want to feel that their job does make a difference. Ensure that most of their tasks have a direct benefit to the success of the business. This will energize and motivate them to perform their best.
2) Be appreciative
Simple words like ‘good job’ or ‘nice work’ will make them feel that you notice their exemplary work. It will also motivate the employees to maintain and increase their adeptness.
3) Set clear goals
It is important to set the goals that you would want the employees or the company to achieve within a stipulated amount of time. This will make them work harder to realize the set goals within the specified period of time.
4) Model the performance that you seek
Let the inspiration begin with you. Be enthusiastic and initiate the needed drive on the job these will motivate them further and make them share that passion.
Developing motivation in the workplace doesn’t have to be a chore! Let the inspiration start with you, and then work with your employees to help create the best environment possible. Inspired workers become motivated leaders in the office!
Chad Mager is an Associate at Great Lakes Center for Youth Development. He holds a Masters in Training and Development from Northern Michigan University. You can find him collaborating with our partners in Baraga, Delta, Houghton, Keweenaw, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties, in addition to providing technical assistance to youth serving organizations.