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5 Simple Ways To Encourage Your Team | Leadership Tips

27th February 2017 Training

Generating an optimistic work environment means having accurate expectations, a positive workplace encourages productivity and ultimately increases profits. Managers that have to ask their staff for enthusiasm may need to alter company culture. A business based on honesty and respect will flourish fast.

Learning about your staff and their different personality traits and unique needs is fundamental to creating a sense of loyalty, trust and belonging. An employee that feels valued in the workplace is more likely to go the extra mile for you and your company.

See below 5 simple ways to polish your businesses spirit and encourage your team.

1: Be open and honest

Always tell it like it is, be open and honest with your team. Give your staff the tools to understand the businesses goals, policies and vision.

2: Encourage and reward

When an employee does something brilliant, let them know you are impressed. A thank-you goes a long way in the workplace.  Fill your office with positive energy and excitement.

3: Be there

Communication is key if you want your employees to feel secure, let them know that you are available to them for advice. Check in with staff regularly for updates, stay in the loop.

4: Resolve issues quickly

A peaceful office is a happy office. If a problem arises, create a solution quickly and calmly. Keep office gossip and drama to a minimum.

5: Be open to fresh ideas

Think outside the box, and encourage your staff to do so too. There is always room for improvement and your employees may hold the answers. Allow time at the end of staff meetings for fresh ideas to be brainstormed. Let your team to be part of the bigger picture.