Strategies to Motivate and Inspire Employee Engagement for 2017

Strategies to Motivate and Inspire Employee Engagement for 2017

As a manager or small business owner, you want the business to run smoothly and be profitable. You know the value of great employees. Loyal, enthusiastic employees are a huge boost to the business. Their enthusiasm creates a positive atmosphere for customers, which in turn often leads to customer loyalty. Forbes conducted 30 studies assessing the relevance of employee loyalty and engagement. Their findings reveal that when employees enjoy their job, there is an increase in sales, productivity, and profits. So, how can managers and owners inspire enthusiasm in their employees? Here are 3 tips to keep in mind.

Employ team-building strategies

Team building is defined as the “ability to identify and motivate individual employees to form a team that stays together, works together, and achieves together.” One way to do that is to bring employees together regularly in informal settings or through fun activities. Relationships are established and this helps the individuals to work more efficiently as a unit. Most people enjoy being around others and working together in a team toward a common goal. It is rewarding to be a part of a greater whole and successfully accomplish the goal.

Highlight strengths to increase responsibility

Discover employees’ individual strengths then allow them added responsibility and watch their confidence grow. Of course, you have to gauge when it’s the right time to give the employee extra responsibilities so the task delivers success not frustration. As employees gain new skills their confidence increases. 

Be a great leader

When employees have an effective leader, they will want to follow. Great leaders inspire others. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” How can leaders inspire their employees to greatness?

  • Live a life of integrity and honesty.
  • Always be genuine with others. Authenticity leads to a depth of connection with others.
  • Support an open door policy, then truly listen to employee feedback.
  • Show humility when necessary. People respect when others admit their mistakes and move on.

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