Employees are the at the forefront of your business. They are the ones who represent you, the ones who do those mundane tasks which you don’t want to, the ones who you rely on to help make your business a success.
Simply paying them just isn’t enough to motivate and help keep them productive. Employees are valuable so make sure they feel it.
Give them a break
Working your employees long hours, asking them to stay a few hours extras, sending them late night emails or asking them to put off holidays will make them deteriorate mentally and physically.
Give them a break, they’ll be more productive upon returning to work.
Do you let your employees know you value their dedication, the work they do and their ideas?
It’s no good telling yourself you value them, you need to let them know you value them! Letting them know how much
you value them will give them a sense of trust and security.
Allow them to focus
Is your office environment distracting? Do staff have a nice clear space to sit down and work? Are you sending out heaps of emails to your employees daily? Studies show plain, clean colours are less distracting and help the mind focus and be more productive. If you’re sending employees several emails daily, stop. Nobody likes to be spammed with work. Think before you send, even if you’re only sending short tasks to them, it makes their workload appear greater and causes more stress. Sending one email at the end of the day instead of several during the day will resolve this issue.
A sense of purpose
Make employees want to come to work, not forcefully drag themselves out of bed after hitting snooze on the alarm ten times. You having a work and go home attitude will make your employees lose interest in your business and this negatively affects their work. Keep telling them that your company does matter, make them fall in love with their work!
Employ the above tactics and you’re very likely to notice a positive change in your employees, give them the value they deserve.