The Secret to Keeping your People Motivated

>The Secret to Keeping your People Motivated
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Category: Development Leadership
Published: 17th November 2015

Ask any leader and they’ll be sure to tell you one of the most important parts of their role is building a motivated team. After all, what could be better than a fun, dynamic and hard-working group of people to work with? To be a strong leader your focus must always be on your team and how you can develop them as a group and as individuals.

Everyone knows the necessity of motivation, but fostering it can sometimes feel a little elusive. How do you make people want to do something for themselves? The old ‘carrot or stick’ conundrum is actually completely defunct: motivation ultimately comes from within and is spurred by autonomy, mastery, purpose and belonging. Instead of a carrot, support your team in these areas:

  • Autonomy – Giving your team the feeling they are responsible for their own goals and encourage them to identify and work towards their own goals within their roles; individuals gain a much greater satisfaction from achieving goals they’ve set for themselves.
  • Mastery – Continually encourage development and skills development within your team; employee satisfaction often wanes when people feel they are no longer growing and contributing new elements to their roles.
  • Purpose – For long term motivation, ensure that your teams’ workload reflects their values and gives them a clear purpose and vision, contributing to a successful and rewarding team.
  • Belonging – People perform at their best when they feel supported, comfortable, appreciated and as though they belong. Factors such as office atmosphere can contribute greatly to an employee’s sense of belonging.

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