The 3 Secrets Of Team Motivation



The 3 Secrets of​ Team Motivation
Do you want a​ highly motivated team who don't take time off
work, don't keep looking for​ other jobs and​ make a​ positive
contribution to​ your business?
If the​ answer is​ yes, then there are three steps you need
to take with each member of​ your team.
Step 1 - Spend some quality time
I didn't say quantity time I​ said quality time .​
One or
two minutes of​ quality time on a​ regular basis are far more
productive than a​ one hour review every year .​
You need to​ get to​ know each member of​ your team better and
they need to​ get to​ know you.
This will help you build a​ positive relationship with each
team member .​
You'll gain a​ much better understanding of
them and​ how they're handling the​ job .​
It will also give the​ impression that you care about the
individual and​ show that you're there to​ help with problems
both personal and​ business.
Spending quality time will encourage opinions and​ ideas to
flow from them and​ allows you to​ explain the​ company's
mission .​
It gives them a​ feeling of​ being in​ on things which
is a​ huge motivator .​
It will also help you build an​ early warning system of​ any
problems both business and​ personal.
Finally, it​ builds team spirit and​ morale.
Step 2 - Give feedback and​ coach
You need to​ regularly tell each member of​ your team when
they're doing well and​ when not so well .​
I read some recent research that suggested 65% of​ employees
in the​ US received no recognition at​ work in​ the​ past year.
My experience tells me that it's much the​ same throughout
the world and​ much worse in​ some countries.
Some managers still believe - why should I​ praise people
when they're only doing what they're paid to​ do.
If you want a​ happy and​ motivated team then you need to​
tell them when they're doing well.
It's also important to​ tell people when they're not
performing well .​
There are too many managers who either
ignore poor behaviour or​ come down on the​ person like a​
ton of​ bricks .​
There are particular ways to​ give feedback and​ coach
and they're described in​ detail in​ the​ book - How to​ get
More Sales by Motivating Your Team.
Step 3 - Be a​ believer
We're now getting into the​ area of​ Empowerment which was
first introduced in​ the​ 1980's and​ became a​ bit of​ a
management buzzword .​
However, I​ believe that it's one of​ the
most promising but least understood concepts in​ team
motivation today.
I'm a​ fairly down to​ earth practical sort of​ person
(probably comes from my engineering background) .​
I'm not big
into motivation theories unless I​ can see the​ benefits for
me - I​ see a​ great deal of​ benefit for​ managers and​ team
leaders in​ Empowerment .​
Empowerment is​ about utilising the​ knowledge, skill,
experience and​ motivation power that's already within your
people .​
The majority of​ people in​ teams and​ organisations
throughout the​ world are severely underutilised .​
Your team
have probably more to​ offer in​ terms of​ skill, knowledge and
experience.
Put this to​ the​ test right away - implement these steps,
motivate your team and​ achieve your business goals.





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