Motivating and coaching your team is one of the most important roles in your job as a manager. The energy in the department can either help you climb closer to your department goals or completely put the breaks on reaching your end point. After reading many leadership books, they often repeat the same thing: Money is only a short term motivator. That’s both good and bad news. The good news is that you can motivate and grow people without spending extra money. The bad news is you need to figure out what motivates them.
Inc. has an amazing article on motivating your team. The article links to references regarding corporate culture, morale boosters, non-cash incentives, motivation by compensation and creating fun at work. Please see the following link:
I have the most amazing team. They work hard! However, as the workload goes up, the morale has consistently gone down. It is my role as a leader to motivate them and help them continue to grow and achieve goals. I am going to take one suggestion a week and bring it to the team–build the motivation and the momentum!!
What do you do to motivate and re-energize your team? I would love to hear from you! 🙂