Having a team of motivated workers can go a long way in helping you keep your small business going.
That said are you confident you are taking steps to motivate your team and keep them focused on the job at hand?
Keep in mind that the failure to do so can lead to problems for your business in no time at all.
So, how are you going about motivating the people you trust to get the job done?
Putting Employees in Position to Succeed
One of the best ways to go about motivating your workers of course is putting them in position to succeed.
If you have a sales team, the hope is you have given them all the tools necessary. This would be to sell and make a lot of money for the company and of course them.
As you go about positioning them for success, make sure you properly record such success.
That of course means sales personnel being eligible for and receiving commissions.
When you have a commission tracker in place, you can watch and record each commission. In doing this, you can have more confidence the right sales member will get the commission each time.
Having employees succeed also means you give them the right training.
While some people are naturals when it comes to picking up things, others will have more of a challenge. Take the time needed to train those individuals willing to give it 100 percent each day.
Yes, you are going to make some bad hires over time. This goes with the territory of being a business owner and sticking around for many years.
The key is to learn from those bad hiring decisions and hopefully not repeat them again and again.
Is There Room to Grow at Your Business?
Even with the right tools in place for employees to succeed and reward them for such success, it may not be enough.
That said have you given workers the chance to grow with your business as time goes by?
This means some or all them have the opportunity to move up within the company ranks. In doing so, they can increase their levels of responsibility. With added levels of responsibility tends to come the chance to make more money.
Depending on the size of your small business, there may or may not be many opportunities for one to move forward.
Take the time to see where such growth is possible and how best to go about it.
Last, you want to listen to your employees. See how their jobs are going, anything you can do to improve conditions in the workplace and so on.
Having an occasional office meeting allows workers to discuss things with management.
In the event some are hesitant to bring up concerns, you can always have a drop box for anonymous comments. Then bring such comments up and address how to best handle them at your meetings.
By motivating your workers to be the best, you do something positive for your business and all you’ve worked for.
Interesting related article: “What is Motivation?”