As you look back on 2018, you’re probably wondering what to do differently once the calendar flips. One thing you should do is make sure your staff is ready to hit the ground running so they can knock 2019 out of the park. Here are three ways to motivate your employees into the New Year…
Make sure everyone is involved: A new year usually means new plans and new goals. The best way to make sure that team goals are achieved is to make sure that everyone is on board. The best way to do that is to loop-in the entire team during the planning process. Giving your employees a voice is a great way to get them to take ownership in the plan so they’ll already know what they need to do before you have to tell them.
Discuss personal goals: Having your staff involved in the creation of team goals is fantastic, but if you really want to get an employee excited, talk to them about where they are headed in 2019. If an employee has a good chance at a promotion next year, tell them. It’s a lot easier to be excited about a journey if you know where you’re headed.
End the year on a high note: Was your team able to accomplish their goals this year? Yes? Then celebrate that and celebrate each other. A good team is hard to find (just ask Cleveland sports fans). As a leader, you’re probably excited about what the future holds for your team, but don’t get so distracted that you can enjoy this year’s successes.