3 Ways To Motivate Your Employees To Work (because they want to!)

3 Ways To Motivate Your Employees To Work (because they want to!)

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Whether you are a manager of a football team or a CEO of a major company, leaders across different industries know that keeping a team pushing forward together can be a ‘do’ or ‘die’ situation. However, very few leaders are often able to recognise the difference between singing from the ‘same hymn sheet’ and working in harmony.


Here are three ways to keep the momentum moving forward in your company’s environment.

1. Create the right environment

If you desire for your workforce to grow individuals as well as expand as a company, then you have to look at creating the right environment.

Entrepreneur magazine article: Top 10 places to work in 2017 rang true to this. When employees were asked to state the reason why their company was one of the best places to work, they each echoed the same sentiment, to build a great company you have to create a great ‘Work Culture’. Successful cultivation is a product of the right environment, with the right atmosphere to grow. It’s no wonder that companies like Facebook, Google and LinkedIn are thriving companies.

2. PTO- People Take Ownership

Is a known fact people look after possessions better when it’s theirs, that is why building ownership among your employees is one of the most important vehicles to guide your workers across the waters. Remember, when your staff take ownership they gravitate to others that do the same fellowship.

Ownership to Fellowship. Stewardship to Leadership

3. Publicly celebrate your employees amongst their peers.

In my 20+ years of teaching and motivational speaking, I’m always amazed at the power of the applause. I’m always fascinated when a person who is afraid to move from their seat of apathy and take centre stage; are suddenly lifted out of their seat when people start to applaud them; it’s almost like the applause is a wave of water washing them to shore.

The action of the applause has demonstrated to me one of the fundamental problems in our working culture; People find it hard to celebrate people. But what is also equally surprising, people find it hard to receive praise. The saying still rings true; encouragements indeed sweeten labour, the energy and effort to materialise a solution for a problem demands the response of praise (people want to know that they are a solution to something) and if labour is the antecedent, then encouragement must be the consequent.

Practise any one of these tips; you get visible growth. Do all three, and you will cultivate an environment that will instigate change on all sorts of levels Harmony. Like-minded People will grow parallel; new ideas will sprout because the atmosphere is conducive to change and your people will be willing to work not because of a payslip, but because they have taken ownership.

Article: Here Are the Top 10 Places to Work in 2017.

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