Every business needs new and inventive ways to breathe life back into their workforce and enable the staff to work to their maximum ability. Companies spend a lot of money coming up with strategies and ideas to improve productivity and employee satisfaction. Most employees spend around eight hours in the office or workspace, that means a lot of sitting static and who can blame them for slipping into a world of their own occasionally. Workers generally don’t want to be unproductive, so it is up to you as a manager or business owner to lead from the top, inspire and reinvigorate them.
Here are some ideas to reinvigorate your staff.
This is probably best to do for around ten to fifteen minutes a day, or every few days, but as a manager, you need to encourage and positively engage the staff. You can break the day up and take them for walks around the office while you do it. But, the staff need to know you appreciate them and that they are doing a good job. Remember things that team members have done well and talk about it. Your aim is to motivate them, so you have to be energised and happy too, be their friend and leader.
Employees need to know how they are doing. You need to have time out with each team player and talk about their performance. What’s going well, not so well, how they can improve. This is your opportunity to discover if there are any personal issues which may be impeding performance. Also, you can help staff by discussing ways to progress and advise what they need to do. Ensure you remember details about each member of staff, so the experience is personal.
Create a PositiveWorkplace Environment
It would help if you thought about the place your employees come to work, is it a nice place to be, something which makes someone want to strive to do their best. Be honest. If it is not, think about having a workspace facelift. Did you know specific colours can promote productivity, for example, blue is good for the office. Also, do you have excellent facilities, teas and coffees are essential to get your staff through the day. What about the flooring? Is the carpet nice, and fresh, or the flooring in your factory suitable? Perhaps you need epoxy floor patch for concrete if you have holes that staff can trip over and possibly sue you about. Never underestimate how much of an effect the workspace environment can have on the mentality of the team.
Trust Your Staff
Develop a relationship with your team where you ask them questions and listen to the answers. Ensure they feel as if their views and opinion on the current situation and the prospective position of the company are taken into account. Having a family atmosphere will make the staff feel more protective about the company and will have the effect of making them want to help make the company succeed. This is up to you as a manager and business owner. You have the power to engage staff properly. Especially if you are a new woman in business and want to show what the female touch can do.