Boost morale and motivate your team
by Jacquie Wise
The challenge of any leader is to keep people highly motivated, so that they contribute their best.
How can you boost morale and motivation?
One way is by making it fun to come to work. These days, we’re so pressured to meet deadlines, coming to work is often stressful, boring and lonely.
Having fun is too often seen as wasting time instead of being valued as a key to boosting morale and motivation.
Yet there are a number of bottom-line benefits to injecting fun into your workplace. You’ll encourage commitment and reduce absenteeism, you’ll promote job satisfaction and reduce recruiting costs, you’ll increase productivity and reduce careless errors.
Sharing fun generates a team spirit that unites people.
They solve problems more easily, think more creatively and are more prepared to help one another. When people have fun in the workplace, it’s less likely anyone will feel left out.
The ‘fun’-damentals of motivation: 5 ways to make your workplace fun
1 Lighten up
Laugh at yourself and tease members of your team (without putting them down.)
2 Adopt a playful attitude
Surprise people. Your team will respond better when it’s time to be serious.
3 Celebrate birthdays
It doesn’t take much to organize a card and a cake.
4 Applaud achievements and progress
Find little ways to cheer your team on and make them proud of how far they’ve come each week.
5 Plan to have a good time every day, or at least once a week
Inspired leaders make a point of injecting novelty and laughter into the workplace.
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