Procrastination - this term probably already caught your eye, since recently all social networks, telegram channels and other sources of mass media have been talking about it. Procrastination is the constant postponement of affairs "for later." And if you are a procrastinator, this is still half the trouble, but if these are your employees, who directly depend on sales, the development of your online store, and the business as a whole, then a special approach is needed, otherwise your business will end.
When you accept an employee for work already at the interview stage, show the job description and find out if the applicant is satisfied with the number and complexity of the tasks for the designated position. Very often the cause of laziness and disorganization is simply the employee’s ignorance of his duties.
How to motivate employees if the team has an unhealthy atmosphere. Yes, it happens, bad relationships between your managers can lead not just to downtime, but even to conflicts. In this case, you must first strengthen the relationship. The best way would be to put the conflicting parties on the most complex project. The main factor is not rivalry, but teamwork.
How to motivate outsourced employees? We already told you about an application like Trello. Here you can create a board for each department or general. Separately, you can create a board for outsourced workers. Next, you need to set tasks for each employee, indicate the deadline. On a large project, the project manager is involved in these responsibilities. Show this application with cards to your employees and they will formulate daily tasks for themselves.
Personnel motivation: an example.
At Trello, sales managers can celebrate their success, for example, how much sales were completed or how many orders were processed, how many customers returned by a cold call, etc. Bonuses at the end of the week or month can be assigned as the most active.
If you work with freelancers, once a week you need to collect everyone on a team call. At first, you can come across excuses, but this must be made a prerequisite for work. In general, it is necessary to discuss the tasks that have been completed, which are ahead, and discuss the difficulties encountered in the project. There must be constant communication between all employees. We recommend that you use the slack app, where you can create feeds, attach files, and send links. There are many other useful features and even a set of emoticons.
So, the 7 most effective ways to reward your employees:
1. Cash reward
How to increase sales in the online store? Just promise financial bonuses to the best sales managers. Nothing motivates in our time like money.
2. Free courses, trainings, webinars
Has mass burnout begun in the marketing department? It's time to upgrade the skills of marketers and enroll them in online courses, where there will be not only theory, but also practical exercises.
Firstly, it will also be useful for you as a head, since your project will be sure to take on the analysis of errors and will apply their skills. Secondly, you can create for yourself more qualified employees. Thirdly, your marketers will have new topics for conversation, and this will not be the next series of “Game of Thrones”, but for example a discussion of strategies for a new advertising campaign.
3. Career Development Program
Before starting work, familiarize your employee with the career development program. This will be a good motivation at the beginning of his work. Career programs should be prominently displayed in the office.
4. Gratitude of management, both personal and in the presence of colleagues
Nobody has canceled verbal encouragement. Show gratitude, and most importantly show that you notice the success of each employee.
5. Corporate discounts on products or services
If you have an online store or a site with services, then discounts will be a good bonus for employees. It also makes you feel like part of a team.
6. Management interest in hobbies and activities of employees
Another effective way of motivation is an interest in the personal life of each employee. This does not mean that you need to call your deputy at 23:00 to ask how he and his wife went to the opera, it means that you can show interest in the IT specialist Oleg is interested in driving and give him driver gloves as a reward for a new script .
Of course, you can say that you do not have time for such a thorough study of each employee, but this is the unity in the team, the motivation of each and every employee of the company.
7. Collect creative and new ideas from employees.
Make a visual board of creative and innovative ideas in the office. All ideas of employees that can lead to the development of the company will be introduced there. Next, you should describe the tasks that will lead to the goal. Such events create the value of each employee, motivate managers to actively participate in the life of the brand and achieve a common goal for all. For outsourcing, the Trello application is again suitable for this task.
8. Maintain a comfortable team climate
A bit of easy communication during a break or a meme in a telegram working group will defuse the situation and allow employees to feel in a friendly team, not in hard labor. However, make sure that forwarding and discussion of memes is not the only occupation of employees.
9. Arrange Team Spirit events
Personnel motivation example 2
Coca Cola periodically holds family events for employees on site. The range of activities included a demonstration of the company's resources, master classes in preparing cocktails based on Coca Cola and other entertainments. Everyone could feel part of a huge and reputable company.
And you already had the idea how to motivate people in your company? Then act and let your business only grow stronger and prosper.