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Quick ways to motivate your employees

Motivation: an idea meaning the general desire to act or accomplish something; an effort to attain a goal. It may seem simple enough, but the idea invariably ends up being an elusive mythical creature at times.

If your search for Big Foot has left you empty handed, here are some helpful hints for motivating your members:

  • Recognition – Give praise to get results! By recognizing a member’s achievements, you can positively influence future behavior. Tell them why they’re being recognized and be genuine about it (nothing’s worse than saying ‘Great Job!’ with a straight face and monotone voice.) Also, give credit where credit is due! Members will always appreciate when a manager takes the time to thank them for their hard work.
  • Rewards – Everyone loves prizes or rewards for a job well done, and while additional compensation based on merit can be a well-received incentive, sometimes no cost is needed at all. Our HON Customer Support team gives out a monthly member-nominated “Golden Caster” award. Though spray painted, the Golden Casters are truly worth their weight in gold. When you visit us here in Muscatine, make sure to keep an eye out for one!
  • Responsibility – Increasing opportunities and expanding a member’s role can increase. Keep members excited by offering new training or project options. Encourage members to take ownership of new tasks or projects. Give them a boost (and help your department’s productivity) by specifying opportunities that play to their strengths. A member who enjoys coming to work is a valuable investment.

The key is finding the right combination to unlock your members’ potential. Motivation doesn’t have to be elusive. After all, the Loch Ness Monster has been motivating people to find him for years!

What motivates you in the office? How do you motivate your coworkers and fellow members?

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The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and it’s finally football season. So how can you carry the team spirit into your office? Here are 4 ways to be the MVP of your office!

  1. Do your job. Ok, seems obvious, right? A team is only as strong as the weakest link. Work hard and go above and beyond. Offer to help out a teammate struggling with their workload.
  1. Every team needs a cheerleader! Have a good attitude. Boost morale by maintaining a positive outlook. According to the October edition of Shape magazine, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that employees experience a 39% boost in work motivation after focusing on what they like about their job. Mentally list a couple perks you love – or share them with your colleagues to keep the positivity going.
  1. Speaking of team morale….bring in coffee or treats for your team. I like to pick up a jug of coffee or bake muffins to share. Especially if you’ve been working long, hard hours – sugar and caffeine always do the trick.
  1. Set goals and stick to them. Long term goals keep you motivated through your daily workload. Be sure to set up smaller tasks that lead you to the big prize. Rome wasn’t built in a day – but part of Rome was built every day.

How can you be the MVP of your office? What things can you do to boost morale this fall?

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