It’s been over a year since companies worldwide shifted to remote work. While this transition was key in keeping the employees safe, it also posed additional challenges in the motivational system.
Therefore, in this article, we’ll discuss some of the ways companies can still encourage and motivate their teams to achieve the needed results.
Monday morning meetings to inspire performance
Start your weeks off on the right track!
Set up a time in the morning for the teams to connect to their group call and discuss the following topics:
- the results achieved last week;
- what hasn’t worked and why;
- what will be the focus of this week?
Make sure everyone has space to share their insights and be heard. That way, you’ll increase the chances of setting your team to success for the upcoming week.
Hold one-on-one meetings with each team member
While video conferences may be tiresome, keeping one-on-one calls with your teammates is key for getting their needs heard.
May sure have this type of meeting at least once or twice a month to know how each of your employees is doing their work and how they feel.
Ensure smooth communication
In times of uncertainty, everyone appreciates good communication – especially at the workplace.
Therefore, make sure you stay up to date on what’s happening in the world and your company and regularly inform your team.
Doing so will increase the chances that your employees are feeling safe and informed at all times.
Reward your employees
Think of unique ways to motivate your team.
For example, give away vouchers for remote takeaway lunch on Friday afternoon or a trivia night on Thursday.
You can also send a goodie bag to their homes or reward them with e-gift cards.
Whatever you do, make sure it strengthens your company’s culture and makes your team feel appreciated.
Celebrate the wins – big and small
Few things are as motivating as getting acknowledged for a job well done.
Make sure you celebrate successes and appreciate both teams and individuals.
You can think of various ways to do so, including announcements on the meetings, newsletters, or small prizes.
While it may seem that pandemic is here to stay, it will be resolved. Therefore, you as a manager have to think ahead and prepare for the workflow that’s coming.
It is quite clear that most won’t be back to the regular 9-5 office regime, and that’s why you need to think of creative and unique ways to motivate and inspire a team that may not be sitting in the same building or even the same country.
All in all, remote work is both a challenge and an opportunity to think of new and creative ways to keep your team motivated and engaged.
While there is one single recipe for sustaining a long-term motivation at the workplace, the tips we mentioned above can come in handy. So put them into practice, and see what results they will bring to your business.