TEAM MOTIVATION AND WORKFORCE MOTIVATION: 7 TIPS TO EMPLOY

Team motivation and workforce motivation is giving a lot of business owners and business executives sleepless night in recent time. The team you want to motivate can be; your sales team, business team, or simply your employees, what matters is that all the above group are made up of humans / people will produce results- even beyond your imagination.

If you have been looking for ways to motivate your team members and your workforce, look no further as this article is packed with time tested motivation techniques that have consistently produced result.

All that is required of you is the motivation to take action so as to get the benefits you so much desire for your business.

WHAT IS MOTIVATION?

Before we go into the business, let’s quickly look at what motivation is. Motivation simply means encouragement. You motivate people when you encourage them into taking action. On this note, below are seven ways of encouraging any group of people and bring out the best in them.

7 WAYS TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM AND WORKFORCE

I encourage you to read with an open mind!

ANALYSE SETBACK, MISTAKES, AND PROBLEMS- NEVER WORRY OR COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM

Call together your team members, and your workforce seat them down and analyse what led to a setback, failure, mistakes and problems encountered while trying to achieve organizational goal of your company rather than complain and look for whom to assign blames to.

This will make the people you are dealing with love and appreciate you. This act will not only motivate them to do wonders, but will earn you as a leader their respect, loyalty and love as long as they remain in your team.

Dialogue brings better solution to problems than confrontation and quarrels.

THINK POSITIVELY AT ALL TIME – BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOUR SUBJECTS

Be a positive thinker at all times. Let the enthusiasm in you radiate in such a way that your team members will look up to you for motivation and inspiration. Learn to be calm even in face of trials and difficult situation. You will be surprised that this will almost always produce result- even when all hope seems to have been lost.

TAKE YOUR TEAM MEMBERS OUT FOR PHYSICAL EXERCISE

There should be an exercise program for your workforce and team members. All work and no play make jack a dull boy. There is an addition to this now that all work and no play kills jack.

Good amount of energy will be release in the system of the people under your control when they play. This is evidenced by the fact that playing makes people happy and happiness have been medically proven to act as a catalyst as far as energy level is concerned.

PLAY MOTIVATIONAL TAPES IN THE WORK AREA OF YOUR TEAM MEMBERS AND WORKFORCE

What you listen to and what you read have a way of impacting your motivation and passion. Since they cannot be working and reading motivational books and materials, you will be doing them and tour business a favour by playing motivational tapes to their hearing.

The motivational thoughts in the tape will provoke their inner giant to go to work. Note that listening to or reading motivational tapes will not teach you or your workers anything new but, will ignite their passion to use the knowledge they already have.

GENUINELY ADD VALUE TO THEIR LIFE- YOU MAY ORGANIZE SEMINARS FOR THEM

Open and sincere appreciation will make a person willing and ready to lay his or her life for your sake. Genuinely add value to the people you are dealing with and notice how they will in turn reciprocate with love that will translate into productivity.

RESPECT THE OPINION OF YOUR TEAM MEMBERS

People value their opinion more than anything else. You don’t expect me to be loyal and motivated to the point of putting in my best in the progress of your company when I it is always glaring that my opinion don’t count in matters that are raised from time to time.

Make the opinion of your workforce and sales team count and notice the dramatic increase in the motivation of your team and workforce.

THANK YOUR TEAM MEMBERS AND WORKFORCE ALWAYS

Thanksgiving is the shortest way the heart of humans. Even God is pleased with thanksgiving – no wonder He loves David so much!

Team motivation and workforce motivation can be easily achieved by simply thanking you’re your work force which is your most valued asset. It is funny to note that people tend to take care of their assets on a regular basis and forget to take care of their employees who are the most important asset.

Even the accounting profession is guilty of this crime!

Be informed that all that you have read thus far are not only applicable to team motivation and workforce motivation alone. They are sound motivation truths that have proven evidence of producing result in all facets of life.

You can apply the tips here in your; marriage, relationship, business dealings, sales meeting, office motivation. You can even apply the above motivation tips in your play life. Let your imagination drive you.

ABSENCE OF MOTIVATION IS CAUSED BY ‘WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME SYNDROME – AVOID IT

Many people that complain of lack of motivation are people that suffers from the fear of what people say about the.

What will my neighbours say about me if they hear that I attempted that exam and fail? This was what a young banker who had remained in one position for about eight years was telling his friend. He allowed the fear of what people will say about him rob him off the opportunity of being promoted.

We sometimes fail to realize the fact that people who fail in an endeavour ought to be applauded as they have made effort to achieve something significant. Nobody on this planet earth will ever deny that she or he has not failed in one venture or the other. Yet, feeble minded people still allow this myopic thinking to cloud their opportunity of ever making it in life

Failure should be a motivating factor rather than a source of discouragement. Dr. J. Allan Petersen puts it right when he said “everyone, at one time or another, has felt like a complete failure. Many have allowed the fear of failure to destroy them. Actually, fear is far more destructive than failure and in any area of life fear of failure can defeat you before you get started.”

Millions if not billions of people have allowed themselves to be imprisoned by fear of being labeled a failure by people that they feel respect them. A teen once confined in me that he deliberately absconded on the day of an all important job interview because he was afraid of failing and being called names by his girlfriend- what a tragic way of living? This same boy will tomorrow look for who to assign blames if he never make it in life.

This ‘what will people say about me syndrome’; is deeply rooted in pride. And pride is the fastest ‘super high way’ to unmotivated, unproductive, unhappy, unfulfilled life. A proud person today is an ultimate failure. In as much as we all need little pride in ourselves, we should not allow arrogance creep in.

A wise man once said “show me a proud and arrogant person and I will show you a total failure.”

If you really want to be successful and motivated in life, learn to live a life that is pride free.

Until you do so, you will not have a teachable personality. Being teachable takes more than a lot of us think.

That a person enrolled in a class does not mean that the fellow is teachable. It takes humility and a pride-free lifestyle to really become a learner. And learners are winners, you obviously cannot be a learner if you still lose motivation as a result of ‘what will people say about me syndrome.’

I am pleased to know that you still hung on to this article up to this point. And I am sure that you have been motivated by all that you have been reading so far?

I will encourage you to freely browse through other materials in this blog as they will surely add value to your life.

Lose of motivation is never your portion and will never be so long as you leverage on the positive power of motivation!

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I WISH I HAD, I AM GLAD I DID – WHICH WILL YOU SAY AT LAST?

Regrets and gnashing of teeth has become so rampant that you can hardly interview 10 people about their past without hearing 6 people use the phrase ‘I wish I had’ more than once.

 
This then translate into about 60% of people living a life that is filled with regrets.
So many factors have contributed to this ugly situation. But, the most pronounced causes of this ‘I wish I had’ way of life can be found below under the caption – four major causes of failure.

 
As you will soon be reading further, try as much as you can to effectively and practically evaluate yourself under the scrutiny of reality that you are not leading a life that will ultimately send you to the class of people that will regret ever being born into this beautiful world of ours.

 
FOUR MAJOR CAUSES OF FAILURE IN LIFE
The main causes of failure in life are: denial, procrastination, fear and irresponsibility. I will take them one at a time starting with denial.

 
DENIAL
A lot of people have ended up in the shackles of failure as a result of the fact that they denied their God given talents. Some do it out of ignorant while some others do it out of laziness.

 

You will see a gifted singer denying the fact that she or he does know how to sing. This may be caused by flimsy reasons like not wanting to sing for a community choir.
Before you know what is happening, the singing potential in the person will be killed.

 

This equally has some element of greed attached to it. Or how can you explain what goes on in someone’s head and heart while denying a God given talent if not the fact that she or he is avoiding a situation where he or she will be required to work without adequate compensation? If you want to escape the failure zone, start today to look out for opportunities to utilize your God given gifts – especially in the free avenues!

 
PROCRASTINATION
One of the biggest excuses that God created for us is – tomorrow. ‘I will do it tomorrow’ is the general slogan of people that failed in life. People always talk about tomorrow as if it will not ever come.

We tend to forget that today was once referred to as tomorrow.
Successful people long realized that today is the tomorrow we have been expecting and therefore ought to be judiciously utilized. I encourage you to take action now and stop procrastinating.
FEAR
Fear is the reversal of faith. Fear and faith cannot smoothly co-exist. You cannot be afraid and at the same time be hopeful. Fear is the greatest enemy of success.

 
A fearful man is usually a failure. Though, fear can in some cases act as a motivating factor, but, only when it is utilized to our benefit – the fear of God for instance motivates us into doing good.

 
IRRESPONSIBILITY
It is a well known fact that irresponsibility is the greatest weakness that any human being can have yet; a lot of people still dwell in the ugly bosom of irresponsibility.

 
We are ever ready to assign blames and never willing to assume responsibility. An average person have his or her fingers ready to point at someone else for his or her misfortunes forgetting the fact that the rest of his fingers are pointing at his or her while pointing at somebody.
The choice is all yours, choosing to live I am glad did and I wish had is all up to you.

Cheers!