motivating employees

Motivating Employees this New Year with these Strategies

With the New Year already in its first month, have you thought over as to how you are going to keep your employees motivated this year and in the coming months? Well, if you still haven’t given the topic a thought, you are just at the goth page, for here, you will learn about some valuable strategies on how to keep your workers motivated.

Some useful strategies to follow

Every worker is often faced with stress and anxiety at his workplace and needs some support and words of kindness from their boss. Here are some ideas to work on:

Make your employees feel special and important

Give them a thank you card for being a fabulous employee during the last year and how you look forward to working with them this year. When the employees feel that their work is recognized and they are valuable for the company, they feel motivated to work harder.

Give occasions rewards and recognition

It is good to reward your employees or the team every few weeks. You could provide incentivized travel or take them out for a small lunch or throw a party in the office. That will keep the workers motivated, and they will continue their hard work.

Provide your employees with more freedom

Employees prefer workplaces where they can feel less stressed out about timings and deadlines. You could allow them to work flexibly and let them choose their working hours. If the employee is repressible and hardworking, you will not have any issues with deadlines.

Develop close relationships with your employees

Workers feel more relaxed and welcomed when they have good relationships with their peers and the boss. They feel motivated to come to the office and work with others. You could develop close relationships with each of them, and that will help them feel more connected and repressible for their work.

Improve the working space

No workers would like to come out an old-looking office with a jaded interior. Why not give your office a facelift and motivate your workers? It could be changing the carpeting and furniture, giving a fresh coat of paint, or adding a new room or extension. Using ergonomic furniture such as tables and chairs can keep your employees working for long hours without any complaints of backache or strain in the neck.

Pamper your employees with freebies

You could order a special meal for the employee or his family or give them free tickets for a movie or their favorite sports. That would keep everyone in the office rejuvenated and engaged as they look forward to more freebies.

Those are just a few ideas on how you could motivate your employees to work harder this year. You can be sure that your generosity and efforts with company workers will not go unnoticed. When the employees feel engaged and motivated, they are bound to put their very best as they feel important and cared for by the company and its administration.

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George Meszaros is the editor and co-founder of Success Harbor where entrepreneurs learn about building successful companies. Success Harbor is dedicated to document the entrepreneurial journey through interviews, original research, and unique content. George Meszaros is also co-founder of Webene, a web design and digital marketing agency.