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Keeping your people motivated
If you are a manager of people, you will know that one of the most important parts of your role is to keep people motivated so that they can go the distance, put in the work, and achieve results. In this blog post, we’ll explore several ways people leaders can keep people motivated and create a culture of growth and excellence.
Provide meaningful feedback and recognition:
Providing meaningful feedback and recognition can really help motivate and lift people up. Regularly acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of individuals on your team. Offer specific and constructive feedback to help them grow and improve. Recognise their unique strengths and contributions, and let them know that their work is valued. By offering genuine praise and feedback, leaders boost confidence, motivation, and a sense of purpose among their team members.
Foster a culture of trust and psychological safety:
Create an environment where team members feel safe to express their ideas, take risks, and learn from mistakes. Encourage open and honest communication, actively listen to their concerns, and value their perspectives. When people feel heard and respected, they are more likely to contribute their best ideas and efforts, leading to increased engagement and personal growth.
Support professional development and growth:
People leaders have the responsibility to nurture the growth and development of their team members. Provide opportunities for learning and skill-building through workshops, training, or mentorship. Encourage individuals to set personal goals/objectives and help them create a roadmap for achieving them. Offer guidance, resources, and constructive feedback to support their professional growth. A leader who invests in the development of their team members not only lifts them up but also cultivates a high-performing and engaged workforce.
Empower and delegate:
Delegate meaningful responsibilities and empower team members to make decisions and take ownership of their work. Give them the autonomy to explore new ideas, experiment, and learn from their experiences. When people feel trusted and empowered, they are more likely to step up, contribute their best work, and unleash their full potential. A leader who empowers others creates a culture of ownership and accountability.
Be a role model:
Embody the qualities and values you wish to see in others. Show empathy, kindness, and appreciation for the diverse perspectives and contributions of your team members. Lead by example and inspire others to strive for greatness. Your actions and attitude will set the tone for the entire team.
If you’ve enjoyed this blog and would be interested in finding out more about the work we do to support people managers with motivating their teams, get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org