Leadership Coaching: 9 Strategies To Have Contented Employees

July 4, 2012 by  Filed under: Management 

Part of good management is keeping your employees contented. That’s how you make the workers of your company interested in working to keep your business running. Your employees are a main force that drives the progress of your company, and you cannot undervalue their importance. How do you keep your employees contented and motivated in working for your company? Here are some tips:

  • When you enter the office in the morning, make a greeting. Instruct your team leaders to do the same. Workplace ethics and a positive attitude should be part of your office culture.
  • Don’t put to much pressure on your employees at work. Let them have their breaks. Lunch time is exactly that, the management should not encroach this employees’ personal time. Be generous with giving your staff water and coffee breaks, too.
  • People in management should be approachable to the staff. Meeting any of the leaders ought not to be such a stressful undertaking to employees.
  • Reward employees and give incentives accordingly for their job well done.
  • Even if there is no monetary compensation, an “Employee of the Month” award should be part of the workplace culture.
  • Arrange for some interesting events, workshops and seminars in your company. Other than the employee development and training offered by these functions, you can also provide avenues for your staff to be motivated and offset monotony.
  • Foster positive and cordial associations among your employees by holding team building sessions or games. People in the workplace should feel a sense of freedom and camaraderie.
  • When assigning jobs, do so in teams instead of individual employees. Provide opportunities for your team to band their talents altogether, especially when the task is quite difficult for one employee to do on their own. Several heads working harmoniously together can also result to a job better done.
  • Be clear when giving your instructions. Clarify to your team what they should be doing. Ambiguity can have too many repercussions. Accurately answer whatever questions your team members ask. Be open to their suggestions, too. Encourage your employees to participate and contribute to the undertakings of your business.

Steer your organization, and move it towards a better direction. These tips for employee motivation can help you. If you want to obtain efficient and satisfactory output and productivity from your staff, keep them contented. It’s somewhat like a two- way street when running a business. You give something to your employees if you want to get what you want from them, and that is their time, skills and effort to make your business successful.

By the way, do you want to learn more about leadership in your company? If so, download your FREE ebook here: Guide to Elegant Courage Leadership

Jodi and Mike specialize in executive coaching with individuals and teams. http://lighthouse-leadership.com

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