Four ways to motivate employees and increase productivity

- Leadership - Apr 24, 2015

Are you currently searching for different ways to motivate your employees? If you’re the CEO of the company, then your employees are basically your teammates—it’s important to keep your team motivate. Not only do you want to set good, strong examples at the office, you always need to create a positive atmosphere. We’ve put together some tips that can help!

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One great way to show your employees that they matter is to listen to them. When an employee comes to you and you genuinely listen to him or her, you will show that you have respect for that person and appreciate what they bring to the company.

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Having good communication skills is very important—even more so if you’re the boss. You have to be able to talk to your employees and make sure that they understand your vision. So much more can be accomplished if you and your team have open communication.

Honesty goes hand-in-hand with communication. Not only do you need to talk to your employees, but you also need to be completely honest with them. After all, you can’t very well expect an employee to learn or fix something if you’re not upfront with them.

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How do you want to be treated?

The golden rule can even be applied in business: treat others the way you want to be treated. Make sure you treat all of your employees with respect. You shouldn’t have favorites and you shouldn’t treat one employee better than another. As the boss, you have to stay neutral, but still, make sure you’re fair and professional to everyone.

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Make sure you set goals for your employees, whether they’re daily, weekly or monthly. It’s important to have something to work towards. Also, if you can, perhaps try to reward some of these goals. Maybe you can have lunch catered in or offer an extra vacation day—something to reward hard work and accomplishing a goal. After all, nothing is more motivating than being properly rewarded.   

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