Incentives and Workplace Strategies to Motivate Your Staff

The average employee spends more time in the office than they do sleeping or enjoying time with their friends and family. When they spend that much time in the workplace, it is only natural that it is going to impact their mood and willingness to perform efficiently. As a productive worker is the biggest asset you can have as a business owner, finding ways to keep them motivated is a must.

Highly motivated employees

There are plenty of tried and true methods to draw inspiration from, however, these listed below seem to result in the best outcome.

Comfortable Office Setting

The space provided to your employees to work plays a major role in their ability to be productive.…

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How to Motivate Your Employees to do More

Study after study seems to confirm that happier employees tend to perform better at their job. Beyond this, a happier employee is more likely to work harder at their job.

Busy employee working hard

There are plenty of books on personal motivation and success from Chet Holmes to Tony Robbins. But what about motivating your own employees to work harder?

As much as we hate to agree, some of us do bring our personal problems into work. Others tend to look at work as a retreat from their personal life and as a place of solace.

Regardless, the best managers always seem to be the best motivators and can get their employees to jump off a bridge with them if they ordered so.…

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6 Employee-Motivation Strategies to Try (and 3 to Avoid)

According to a 2013 Gallup study, unhappy workers cost the U.S. economy as much as $550 billion. That’s because workers who aren’t feeling their best are less productive than those who consistently wake up on the right side of the bed.

In a piece about the study’s implications, Entrepreneur contributor Catherine Clifford encourages bosses to do more to motivate down-in-the-dumps employees. She notes that it’s “not rocket science.”

Motivated employees

“Workers want to be recognized when they do good work, have their personal life respected and have friends at work,” she writes.

Clifford identifies three important facets of what’s increasingly become a core concern for managers and business owners: employee motivation.…

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Choosing Between Individual and Team-Based Incentives

Incentives are a great way to keep your workforce motivated, but knowing what kind of incentive program to implement can make a big difference in terms of results. For many companies, everything boils down to individual versus team-based incentives. What are each option’s strengths and weaknesses and which one is a better fit for your company? A better understanding of both types of incentive programs should help you choose the right option.

Incentivized and motivated business team

Before you start, you also have to remember that implementing any kind of incentive program requires the right tools to make sure it is properly implemented. Managing pool bonuses, overseeing cash rewards based on performance, and keeping track of payouts and promotions manually can be a huge challenge, especially as your workforce grows.…

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How to be the Company Everyone Wants to Work For

It is important to motivate and engage employees in order to achieve success within your business. It encourages them to go the extra mile, contribute more ideas and work harder to achieve your business objectives. The ability to motivate a team is one of the greatest skills an entrepreneur can possess.

Successful leadership

When the subject of motivation comes up it is usually linked to money- pay, bonus and rewards. However, these are not the only ways to motivate employees and sometimes, thinking outside of the box can have a more positive effect. If someone dislikes their job they are still going to feel the same whether they earn £25,000 or £27,000, it won’t make much difference.…

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Top 5 Tips For Keeping Your Employees Motivated

For those on the outside looking in, running a business might seem like a luxury. While it does have its benefits, these individuals often ignore the complications and hardships associated with running a successful business.

As a business owner, it often feels like there are innumerable tasks to juggle simultaneously. You’re responsible for keeping a smile on the faces of your workers and customers.

Motivated employees

Keeping your employees motivated is pertinent for ensuring their productivity level remains at the peak. Within this guide, you will discover tips that can help you keep your employees content and motivated!…

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How to Effectively Manage and Motivate Your Salon Staff

Upon proactively recognizing the specific challenges on motivating and managing staff, salon owners or managers need to find effective ways to attend to these. However, there is actually no definite way to resolve those issues considering the fact that there are many types of salon business models.

Hairdresser

Diverse approaches could be employed depending on the type and case of your operation. But the good news is, there are other solutions that can be instituted to maintain a creative, busy salon environment full of hard working and motivated staff.

Whether you are a first-hand or experienced manager, we have some ideas and tips for effectively managing and motivating your salon staff.

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Increase Employee Activities with These 7 Tips

On the average, an employee spends about 8.8 hours per day at work, and 7.7 hours sleeping. In short, employees spend more time in the workplace than in at home and this calls for plenty of socializing with one’s co-workers.

Productive business people

Individual personalities being what they are, life in the office can be stressful and although some workers remain unaffected by the situation it may cause others to become apathetic and this can also affect the other people in the workplace. So here are some tips on how to maintain increased productivity and positive worker motivation.

1. Establish a family-like ambience

It is great if employees feel a sense of camaraderie in the office.…

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Pay Attention to The Little Things that Motivate your Team

Have you seen the movie The Internship? It stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as basically failed salesmen of an older generation that apply for an internship at Google. Along with a younger generation they learn the ropes of the internet world, but what stands out is the treatment of the interns and employees by the company itself.

The internship

Imagine a workplace where employees are happy, love to work, have fun on the job, and actually get the job done. This supposedly somewhat based on the truth movie shows a company that gives all of that to their employees, and they do it in the simplest ways.…

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8 Tips For Establishing The Most Productive Office Environment

8 Tips For Establishing The Most Productive Office Environment

The environment we work in has a considerable impact on both our level of wellbeing and our productivity. The design and layout of our office or, workspace, can have an effect on our work productivity, frame of mind, mood, interaction with our colleagues, and even has an influence on how much time we spend distracted from our work.

With the above in mind here are 8 practical tips to follow to establish a productive office environment;

Go Open Plan

Many businesses will use individual offices or cubicles for their employees to work from. Historically the thinking was that each employee needed their own private area to work from.…

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