How to Encourage Success in 2018
The New Year is less than a month away, and your business will be starting to wind down for the Christmas to New Year period. Your staff need to have a break and take a rest to recharge, so they come back firing fit and motivated to work. As a manager or executive, what can you do to make sure that your staff is focused on success in 2018?
It’s not all about business
Many businesses are starting to catch on to the fact that it doesn’t have to be all about business. Find out their personal goals for the year ahead. How you can support that, as well as their professional growth? A happy person is likely to be more motivated to work and in turn, be more productive. Is there anything you can do to enable them to achieve their aims?
“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.”
– Anne Mulcahy
Give them something to aim for
Everyone needs some kind of target to aim for to feel like they have achieved something. It helps if it is something challenging, but still a goal they can reach during the course of their workday. You want the goals to give your team a sense of direction without it negatively affecting their morale. If it is impossible to reach, then it may cause them to lose interest.
“You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.”
– Steve Garvey
Empower your team
To be successful, your team needs to succeed as well. Empower your team to take on extra assignments, further their studies, take on training and seek out opportunities for them to grow. Motivate your team to be productive and want to take on new challenges and risks. Empowerment can foster loyalty and assist with staff retention in the long-term.
“An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success.”
– Stephen Covey
Realise the goals in print form
It is crucial that all goals, both corporate and personal, are written down. If your team members have their own individual goals, then these need to be written down as well. It gives them something to check back on and enables them to confirm that they are on the right track. If necessary, make it mandatory for all your team to write down their goals and understand their motivations.
“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”
– Mark Victor Hansen