Keeping our employees motivated is a difficult task and requires a good capacity not only to lead but also to have empathy for the people we have at our “control”.
Therefore, in addition to the company and the tasks we do, it is also our responsibility to focus on creating a good working environment and always listen to the problems of your employees.
Salary is not everything. Of course, fair economic compensation is important so that every employee is motivated to do his or her best on the job, but this is only the basis.
Try to call some expert so you can help in creating a good workspace. This is very important, and something that is often left out because a room with tables is enough.
But not for nothing big companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, invest a lot of money in interior designers who have the knowledge to create spaces that encourage people to be productive and share ideas.
Bringing these innovative ideas to small or medium-sized companies can make a big difference in the quantity and quality of work done.
Here is a guide to promoting a good working climate.
- Make sure everyone is in the right place. Having someone unprepared in a key position is as catastrophic as having someone very skilled doing tasks too simple.
- Giving the necessary tools. This includes not only better computers, but also training and training.
- Transmit what is expected of them. At the time of recruitment and from time to time, you should meet with each team member to establish expectations about their performance. Nothing is worse for an employee than to have no idea of their role in a company.
- If you have done a good job, let them know. “Yes, they are fulfilling their goals, but for that I hired them.” If you ever uttered these words, it may be time to rethink this attitude. We all need a pat on the back from time to time to have the courage to move on.
- Respectful treatment. People who feel happy with their jobs stay in the job longer, and in addition, they give much more than what is expected of them. Also, there must be a “door open” policy to make them comfortable talking about things that bother them.
- Give autonomy. You have to tell them what to do and let them do it! Ask for daily reports or have meetings at any time will drastically reduce your desire to work.
- Not everything is work! Thinking only about work and considering everything else as “distractions” will create a tense and unpleasant work environment. From time to time, you have to organize recreational activities to keep the mind off work and strengthen the bonds in the team.
- Offer opportunities for growth. It is about developing their skills as well as learning new things, whether or not they relate directly to the work area.
- Flexible schedules. Provide the opportunity for employees to manage their schedule to accommodate their personal needs. This, as well as the possibility of working from home, will translate into greater efficiency as well as high motivation.
- Respect your time. Nothing can be more frustrating than feeling that your time is not valued. This happens when bosses arrive late at meetings, these are changed five times, or employees are asked to stay late to complete a task.