Employees need motivation. During trial times, motivate your team by rewarding their efforts, acknowledging them, and communicating with them. Here are seven ways to keep your team motivated when times get tough.
Communicate regularly: In case of any changes or if a challenge arises, pass the message to your team immediately. It will make them motivated, appreciated, and trusted. You can talk to them, either by phone or a video call. Don’t keep your team guessing of crucial decisions in the company. Inspire your team to reach you easily if they have any questions or anything to pledge. If you don’t communicate with your team during difficult situations, they will be demoralized, become less productive and, motivation suffers. At this stage, communication is paramount. It will avert the risk of your team jumping into wrong decisions.
Allow contribution from your team: You know what? Creating an environment where every staff is free to give their views and solutions is a great motivation. Hold meetings with your employees and allow them to air their ideas and feedback. Let them feel that they are part of the company. At this challenging time, if you give them a chance to be part of decision making, they will be united and stay connected.
Reward your team: At this time of crisis, your team is getting rumors and all the negative news revolving around them. So, it is good to acknowledge the work well done by your team. Reward them with small gifts and, they will be motivated.
Have clear expectations: Let your employees know clearly what is awaited from them at this time of trial. Don’t keep them guessing. Be clear of your expectations and, don’t stress them with more work.
Create a work and life balance: Don’t be too rigid with the time. Allow your staff to attend other personal issues like going to church. It will make them more productive and be loyal to the company.