Everyone wants to be appreciated. What about you…how do you feel when you are recognized for your hard work? Well, your team members also want to feel they are valued.
When managing employees, do you feel comfortable with praise?
- How often do you tell them you appreciated their hard work?
- Do you feel that praise will change their attitude and they may not try as hard?
- Maybe you feel overwhelmed yourself and just forget to share your appreciation.
Take some time to evaluate your level of comfort or discomfort with praising your staff.
Employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Yet, you know, in managing employees, that you are an integral part of an employee’s success. So how can you do your best in elevating your employee’s well-being and productivity?
1. Employees are different – this does seem obvious, yet managers, because of lack of time, want to motivate their employees with the same offering. Find out what is important to each person on your team. One person may want money, another wants challenge, while another wants to interact more with people. The more you can customize your motivational techniques, the more your employees will blossom.
In today’s business environment, managing employees is one of the many responsibilities a manager needs to handle during the day. Though deciding to do your best in developing and supporting your employees will make a big difference in their productivity as well as your own. How you manage your employees affects your overall performance. So how do you give your best when there is too much to do?
Here are some ideas to help you decide what is important.
- Are you clear on what you and your team are required to accomplish? If not, take the time to rectify that.
Everyone knows that recognition is a powerful motivator. Though…knowing that recognition is important and doing it are different animals. Where do you stand on the recognition scale…from 1 to 10? If you think you are strong in this area, do some more research…as employees usually rate their managers lower.
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