Motivating your team can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t want to add any extra stress to their already busy schedules. However, there are several ways you can motivate your team without stressing them out.
Here are five effective strategies:
Allow team members to be in the driver seat: One of the biggest motivators for employees is the ability to have control over their work. By giving them the freedom to take ownership of their tasks and decisions, you increase their motivation and engagement. As a result, the best way to alleviate stress is to allow your team to contribute their ideas and make decisions that impact their work.
Give them opportunities for growth: Everyone wants to feel like they are making progress and developing their skills. By providing your team with opportunities for learning and development, you not only increase their motivation but also improves their job performance. This could mean providing access to online courses or encouraging them to attend industry events.
Actively involve them: Involving your team in the decision-making process can go a long way in increasing their motivation. By seeking their input and listening to their ideas, you show that you value their contributions and want to collaborate with them. This will help reduce strains and foster a sense of ownership and accountability among your team members.
Recognize accomplishments: Recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of your team can be a powerful motivator. This doesn’t have to be a big production. Whether it’s a public shout-out in a team meeting or a personal note of appreciation can go a long way. Taking the time to recognize your team’s successes can help increase their motivation and engagement and keep them from feeling anxious or pressured.
As a leader, you never want to see your team stressed out. You do however, want to be good at motivating them. If you care about your team, you should put them in the driver’s seat, give them opportunities for growth, and actively involve them in the decision-making process. Additionally, it’s important to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments. As a result, this will ensure that you keep empowered, engaged and motivated.
Lead From Within: Stress is a common part of our work lives, but the best leaders know how to motivate their team members so they stay focused and determined.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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