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Tips to Motivating a Team for Success

Posted by Cornell Insurance Services on Sep 24, 2015 11:30:00 AM


In order for a business to grow to its fullest potential, having a highly motivated team is extremely important. As a leader, understanding how to motivate a team is a crucial trait to possess, as the employee are the ones who are going to build your company. Here are some suggestions for entrepreneurs to motivate their team for a successful future:

1 | Share your vision and goals
When everyone is aware of the company’s mission and goals, it will lead to prosperity and success of each team member and overall company. Continuously concentrate the attention of your staff on the glory of reaching that vision. In one study, 63 percent of employees reported that they wasted time at work because they weren't aware of what work was a priority, and what wasn't. Team work is crutical to the success of every business.
2 | Don’t micromanage
No one likes a boss that is constantly looking over their shoulder and second-guessing every decision. A true leader will they their team do their job without being watched. You hired smart employees who you believed could do the job. Let them do their job.
3 | Offer opportunities for self-development
The members of your team will be more valuable to your organization, and to themselves, when they have opportunities to learn new skills. Provide your team with the training they need to advance in their careers and to become knowledgeable about the latest technologies and industry news. If people know that everything is going to be the same way all the time, they will definitely lose the motivation to put their maximum efforts in work. They should be sure that the devotion and hard work will lead to new personal and professional achievements.
4 | Celebrate accomplishments
Employees want to feel appreciated for their work, even if it’s a heartfelt email telling them you appreciate their hard work or that they killed it on that presentation. A little can go a long way and it’s important to build you team’s self-esteem.
5 | Make work enjoyable
Everyone wants a work environment that is stimulating and makes them loyal to the company. Something as simple as free coffee could be enjoyable for most and sometimes it’s offering amazing employee health benefits. Google’s campus has an entire play room with games and couches so employees can relax and become more productive.
6 | Don’t punish failure
We all make mistakes. It's part of being human. The key is to learn valuable lessons from those mistakes so we don't make them again. When members of your team make honest mistakes, don't punish them--instead, encourage them to try again.

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