Your team might have every tool around them needed to help them in their job, however, they’ll struggle to tackle the big opportunities ahead if they don’t feel motivated. Knowing how to stay motivated and keep your team in high spirits is so incredibly important when it comes to reaching our goals in the long term. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can help your team stay motivated for better outcomes.
Paying your people
Motivation shouldn’t necessarily be money orientated. Many of your team might be motivated to do well and progress for their own good, not because the end goal is financial gain. That being said, when you set your employees’ wages, be sure that their pay is consistent with what other companies in your industry and geographic area are paying, and also ensure that you are paying your team what they deserve. Don’t chance losing good team members by underpaying them. If you pay your team what they and their skills are worth, they’re much more likely to stay motivated thanks to the recognition for their hard work.
A pleasant place to work
A great and inexpensive way to make sure your team are motivated is to provide them with a please work environment. Be it the workspace itself or smaller finishing touches, every factor makes a difference. Providing your team with a clean, stimulating and vibrant working environment will help to keep your team motivated. You don’t have to spend a lot, simple finishings like plants and light colours will make your team feel motivated and prepared to tackle the day ahead.
Room for change
For many individuals, a lack of motivation can be down to a lack of opportunities offered by the company they work for. If your team aren’t able to grow in their role, keeping them motivated will prove quite the task. Providing your team with regular training and opportunities for them to develop their knowledge and skills will keep them motivated until the next opportunity comes along. Even simple changes like an upgrade in tech or software can make a big impact.
Encouraging a smile
The happier your employees are, the more motivated they will be. Happiness is an infectious emotion, especially in the workplace, which is why it’s important to encourage your team to be themselves, be happy and enjoy the job they do. As an employer, it’s important for you to keep track of your team’s physical and emotional wellbeing with this directly impacting how motivated your team are. Simple trips, days out and rewards are great ways to build up your team’s trust, confidence and happiness for a more positive and motivated work environment.
How Protectus can help
As something that you might be yet to consider, there are a whole host of ways that health insurance can ensure your team stay motivated. From company health insurance to employee assistance programmes, there’s something for every team. Company health insurance is a great way to keep your staff motivated. Not only will this show your team how much you care for and value them, but it will also hand them access to top medical treatment as and when they need so they spend less time off work and more time doing what they enjoy. You’ll also find that many workplace health insurance policies encourage an active lifestyle amongst your team members, acting as a great way to get your workforce motivated and involved in an active lifestyle to care of their health.
Alongside health insurance, as an employer, you can offer your team access to an employee assistance programme. An employee assistance programme, or EAP, will cover any problems your team may have such as alcohol and substance abuse, bereavement, marital issues, mental health and work-related issues. Your team will have access to dedicated support that will see them to a swift recovery before heading back to work feeling refreshed and ready to go for a more motivated and happier workplace.
At Protectus, we know there’s nothing more important than taking care of your team for a better workplace. Keeping your staff motivated can be a tricky task, but if you’re dedicated to looking after the wellbeing of your workforce, you’ll be set to see a return in performance. Get in touch to see how we can help you and your team soar.