Do You Want A Happy And Motivated Team?

Image: Flickr Commons: NIH History Office “Carmen Cold” Taken around 1950

A Guest blog from Hands on at Work workplace massage therapies

We all have such busy working lives these days that if the stresses and challenges of work are not managed properly (both professionally and personally) this can lead to people feeling like they’re always on the go and constantly ‘up against it’.

Staff can start to feel fed up and burnt out with more sick days taken and even resignations.

Here then, are five ways that leaders and managers can build (and keep) a happy and motivated team.

1. Make it clear what success looks like

We all feel better about work if we know we’re moving forward. Having a clear idea of when a job is successfully completed is a critically important part of staff motivation. This must be both quantified and qualified.

2. Ensure targets are achievable

A success target should be both challenging and achievable. Ensure therefore that your team members have the support, skills, knowledge and resources to get there (and enough time too).

3. Ask how you can help

Asking ‘What can I do to make your life easier’ not only shows leader empathy but the answer can even highlight poor and unnecessary working practices.

4. Encourage them to go home

An ongoing long-hours culture does not work for one simple reason; it’s unsustainable. Instead, encourage your staff to go home at the end of the day and come in the next morning, wanting to do it all again.

5. Thank and reward them

We’re not advising a ‘carrot and stick’ approach here but we are suggesting you reward your team for a job well done. A great way to do this is by booking a therapeutic onsite massage from Hands on at Work.

After all, imagine the buzz your team will get following a professional in-house massage event (and also, all the feel-good photos and stories you’ll have for your social media).

Hands on at Work is the premier provider of highly-qualified on site massage in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the West Midlands, so start your de-stress now and call us on 07989 367669 or email [email protected]

In addition, if you have any HR issues in your workplace, please do not hesitate to call Cluer HR today on 01386 751740. You can also email – [email protected]