Create a pleasant work environment
There’s a good chance you spend roughly a third of your day at the office, so make it a place your employees want to be. Everything from temperature to lighting to furniture can be a factor, so keep that in mind. Have a relaxing break room where your team can unwind during lunch and recharge.
Set the tone
If your work ethic and excitement is top notch, this will rub off on your employees. Over time, this will do wonders for your work culture. Try and keep your office energized by being full of positive energy that your staff can feed off of.
Being open and honest with your employees helps them to be open and honest with you and this can be great for motivation. Listening is magical. Employees love when they feel like they have a voice and feel valued. And remember to always give positive feedback. When someone is doing something well, let them know it. Don’t underestimate the power of communication.
Get to know the personalities of your employees and find out what gets them going every day. Find time weekly to get casual with your staff and create a strong relationship. Be friendly and open but make sure it doesn’t get too personal. Providing ways for you to bond with your staff and for them to bond with each other will make them more excited to come to work every day.
Recognize and reward your employees
Any time your team does well on a task or project you should let them know. Positive recognition will make your employees feel appreciated and valued and motivate them to have repeated success. Give your employees incentive to succeed by offering bonuses or other rewards that will give them the desire to go above and beyond.
Provide opportunities for advancement
If an employee doesn’t feel like they have a future with your company, they will eventually lose any motivation that they have. Help your employees learn and grow and let them be excited about future possibilities.