Motivate your employees (part two)

Motivate your employees (part two)

In the last post, I wrote about a meeting that I witnessed. I mentioned I felt bad for all of the employees as the owner talked about "his goals" for the company. Some of the "goals" he talked about would be luxuries to the majority of the audience and were all for his benefit. Anyway here are the remaining tips...

• Do to others as you would have them do to you. Pause for a moment and think about what might be happening to your employees that you would not like if you were in their positions. An example might be not understanding why the company made a recent change to the employee benefit plan. Another example would be not knowing the status of a big project. All of these can make people on edge. We all like to be in the know. If a new ad campaign is about to roll out, share it with your employees first. You might be surprised how that little act will boost employee morale.

• Do you or your employees have a plan on how to get from A to B? Help your employees realize their full potential at home and at work. Sometimes having a map or a vision statement can help people get on track and live their personal and professional lives to their fullest extent.

• you think your employees would like a positive surprise once in a while? Depending on your company, you could cook hot dogs and hamburgers for the employees or order in pizza. One of my favorites is to give a gift card to a restaurant and/or the local movie theater. Tell the employee to take their spouse out for dinner and a movie. You could do this as a prize for doing something creative that benefits the company. It does not cost much, but it will be something they will talk about with their coworkers. Thus helping morale...