4 Ways To Inspire Your Team
So you’re a business owner and you finally have a team. Wow, what a milestone in your career! Many businesses don’t last long enough to profit, let alone bring on a team, so go ahead give yourself a pat on the back because you deserve it. Now what, you may ask. Although you have the team, the people who work for or with you are more than the work they can offer you. If treated well, they can help lead the company to major growth and profit. How do you keep your team inspired and motivated? Here are a few things we do at People’s Revolt!
1. Open communication:
It is important that the team you have chosen to surround yourself with feels like they can freely communicate with you and their peers. Always encourage them to speak their mind (politely of course) and to engage in conversations with the team. One of our favorite things is all talking about what we love about each other and ways we can better ourselves to get the most out of the team. Some people fear open communication may cause employers to not respect their higher ups because there is a certain level of comfort when that couldn’t be further from the truth. Open communication allows employees to instead talk about things that are bothering them without fear of being penalized which in turn keeps them on the team longer.
2. Team building:
You always want to make sure your team realizes how valued they are and vise versus. We find that team outings get the team more excited to be working with us and motivated to grow together when we throw some fun in it. This doesn’t have to be over the top! It could be a happy hour at the office, a karaoke night, bowling, a team dinner, a sporting event/ concert, a weekend retreat or even just a game night. It allows everyone on the team to be more comfortable around each other.
3. Open concept office space:
Out are the days of confined cubicles and in are the days of co-working spaces. Teams that can bounce ideas off of each other and work together are often more creative because multiple brains are better than one. We often work at a community table but allow our team to spread out on to other flexible spaces, wherever they feel comfortable and confident they can work the most efficiently we are okay with!
4. Shared goals:
At the end of the day you want to make sure your team believes in your company and it’s message. If you work in real estate and you bring on someone that is wonderful at sales but hates real estate, it can really affect the morale of the team and office. They might be fantastic at selling, but they won’t be passionate about it which in the long run might cause them to move on to something they are passionate about.
Keep in mind at the end of the day, one of these practices may work better for your than the others! Hone in on what really gets your team motivated and grow from there. Have a tip that works for you that isn’t listed? We would love to hear it! We are always looking for new ways to keep our team inspired so comment below.