With everyone working from home now and many companies struggling to get by, we have to work even harder to keep staff motivated. Here are 7 ways to motivate your remote team and keep them focused on their goals.
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Table of contents | 7 Ways To Motivate Your Remote Team
- 7 Ways To Motivate Your Remote Team
- 3 Ways To Get Staff Motivated In The Workplace
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7 Ways To Motivate Your Remote Team
1. Have Clear Work Expectations
The first way to motivate your remote team is to ensure people feel engaged when they know what their priorities are and what’s being expected of them. Without clear expectations, staff are left confused, unmotivated and distressed.
2. Get Everyone Working Towards Common Goals
The next tip to motivate your remote team says studies show that people are more willing to work harder and longer when they share a common goal with their coworkers.
3. Strengthen The Team Bond
It’s important to promote positive relationships, even when staff are working from home. Have team video calls so everyone can see each other and interact, which helps to strengthen the bond.
4. Company Group Chat
Have a company group chat to share personal stories, fun updates and to encourage each other.
5. 1-on-1 Video Calls
It’s important to continue to build personal connections with staff. Do this by having regularly scheduled video calls to find out how they’re doing both with their work & personally.
6. Reward Those Who Exceed
Even in tough times, staff need to be rewarded for their hard work. It doesn’t always have to be monetary rewards, instead incorporate public recognition, private recognition and awards.
7. Give Them The Training They Need
Studies have shown staff who feel that they don’t have adequate training, resources and equipment, leave within a year. Often their targets are high but they are left struggling because they don’t have the tools to reach them.
3 Ways To Get Staff Motivated In The Workplace
If your staff are feeling unmotivated at work, here are 3 ways to get staff motivated in the workplace.
1. Clarify Work Expectation
People feel engaged when they know what their priorities are and what they are being measured on (KPIs). Without clear expectations, staff are left confused, unmotivated and distressed.
2. Give Them What They Need
Cases studies have shown staff who feel that they don’t have adequate training, resources, and equipment, leave within a year. Quite often their goals and targets are high but they are left struggling because they don’t have the tools to reach them. This leaves staff frustrated and looking elsewhere for employment.
3. Get Them A Best Friend
It’s important to promote positive relationships. Staff are more likely to stay in a position they don’t enjoy because they’re built strong relationships with coworkers. A best friend at work can help employees escape other stresses they might be facing on the job.
In today’s environment, e-learning and live virtual training are the ideal way to upskill teams. With many teams now working from home, these solutions bring the teams closer together and allow them to come out of the situation better equipped to exceed targets than ever before.
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