Motivating Your Employees
Managers are always trying to figure out ways to motivate their employees and increase productivity. Finding small, yet effective ways to reach out and let your employees know you care is always the challenge. You may be surprised to know that keeping it specific and fun makes for a happier work environment.
I saw this post “Guide to Motivating Employees” on OPEN Forum by independent writer and editor Katie Morell:
Walk around the office of Dixon Schwabl in Victor, New York, and you’ll see countless paper notes tacked inside the employees’ cubicles. Each handwritten piece of paper from founder Lauren Dixon complimenting them on specific ways they have done a good job are a point of pride for the employees.
“The biggest complaint most employees have is that they don’t feel valued,” Dixon says. “I write these notes every Friday and it really keeps motivation high in the office.”
Read the whole post to gather ideas for your own managing toolbox. Managing employees is a skill and in order to increase your effectiveness in working with your staff, it take willingness to try something new, tweak it for your group and keep honoring your employees in different ways.