A workplace with happy, contented, and motivated employees is a good, productive, and efficient workplace. But how often is this really the case? Of course, all employers want employees to be motivated, productive, and happy. And to do that, they might try a host of things to keep them happy. For instance, some firms operating remotely might host a virtual jeopardy game for work to keep their employees motivated and productive. However, though all employers want their employees to be happy and constructive, it is not easy for employers to achieve this feat at all times.
The truth is, motivation and the morale of your staff can be difficult to quantify or measure, and this is one reason why employers underestimate it. If you have employees who are unhappy or inefficient, this could well result in a negative workplace environment. The good news is that there are some ways you can easily motivate and encourage employees. Here’s how.
Welcome them in style
Whether you are an HR officer or manager, you should welcome new employees in style. This doesn’t mean that you should ‘roll out the red carpet’ – but it does mean that you should be prepared for their arrival. Make sure their workstation is ready and their email and work phone are set up. Introduce them to other employees, and assign a ‘buddy’ to them for the first few days or weeks so it will be easier for them to adjust. By welcoming them in this way, you are laying the groundwork for their future motivation.
Look at their individual situations
It’s easy for employers to see employees as part of a team, and that’s it. But they are individuals, each with their own needs, skills, preferences, and way of working. It’s important to understand this in order to be more flexible to your employees’ situations. For instance, if you have an employee who resides more than an hour away, you can let them begin early and finish early so they can avoid congestion on the road.
Establish briefings every day
For employees to feel extra motivated, make them feel that they’re included and that they know what’s going on. Establish a routine – a daily briefing, even if it’s just for 10 minutes, can work wonders for morale. This briefing allows you to give employees updates and happenings within the company, so they can feel more united.
Set out clear roles and accountability
Your employees need to know exactly what is required of them and what they need to do. Make sure their roles and job descriptions are clear, and let them know that you will hold them accountable if they don’t fulfill their duties. This fosters a sense of responsibility to employees who would make sure that they don’t let the company down.
Encouraging and motivating employees result in a happier and more productive workplace. And, it helps avoid problems such as grievances and disciplinary issues as well. Whilst grievance and disciplinary hearings are sometimes necessary, and they include investigations and interviews on employee theft, bullying and harassment, and so on, and the transcribing of these interviews by transcription services UK, they can sometimes be avoided if employees are happy, encouraged, and properly motivated.