HOW TO MOTIVATE A TEAM


“Teamwork makes the dream work”, is a quote which is overused and utilized. Working with a team is efficient and stressful at the same time. The head has to equally distribute work while the employees are expected to meet their goals by the deadlines if any.

If everyone is aware of the collective vision, which will lead to prosperity and success of each team member, motivation and enthusiasm become the indivisible parts of all activities. Make sure that you continuously concentrate the attention of your staff on the glory of reaching that powerful vision. You can’t learn about ideas, attitude or concerns of your team members without constant communication. Use each opportunity to interact with them and you will discover hundreds of new ways of organizing your activities more successfully.


One of the greatest needs of each person is the need of being appreciated. Very often appreciation is a greater reward than money. Show your sincere gratitude for the unique contribution everyone makes to the organization. Each team member will feel empowered by the opportunity to not only implement day to day tasks, but as well as suggest new ideas and make them a reality. Give people a chance to take initiative and you will be amazed by their ability to create brilliant ideas.


People can’t grow if they are constantly doing what they have always done. Let them develop new skills by giving challenging tasks. At the same time make sure the tasks are reachable and in the frames of the person’s interests. Supervising doesn’t mean controlling each and every step. It means making sure that all the organizational activities are being implemented at the highest level. Give people the freedom to find their own unique ways of solving issues. Challenge them to think out of the box. 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.


Very often people need just a little encouragement to believe in themselves and to realize that they have a greater potential within. Always show your confidence in the unique abilities and potential of your team members. Even if people in your organization are self disciplined and creative enough for finding solutions to various problems, anyway they are always in need of your guidance. Support them as much as you can, and they will be inspired to do the same for you and for the organization.


Every person has their strengths and weaknesses. Someone may be amazing at public speaking, while the other one has great writing skills. Give people a chance to operate in the frames of their strengths, and they will be more confident and motivated in their activities.


Avoid routine. Routine is the enthusiasm killer. Let people explore and discover. Make the work as interesting and engaging as you can. Even the smallest achievements are worth being celebrated. The road to success consists of thousand small steps. Glorify each and every goal achieved. Show to your team that all of you made one more important step forward.

Research showed that environment is more important to employees than money. It is a great chance for you to create extra motivation for your staff by making the work environment a beautiful place to work, rest and have fun at the same time.


Team is like a family, where mutual support and trust are the most important values. Organize team activities both during working time and after. You will have the half of success by creating and maintaining a powerful team spirit at the workplace.


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