If engagement and motivation are high on your to-do list, try these three tips for helping your team members take ownership of their work and their team’s morale:
Share the vision.
It’s easier to keep staff engaged when everyone knows what they’re working towards. Take time to share the overall vision and goals regularly. Switch up your sharing methods to appeal to your team members’ varying learning styles and interests: discussions in meetings, emails and visuals like bulletin boards and other tools can help the team remember why they’re here and why their day-to-day tasks matter.
Learn what staff need, and provide it.
In addition to sharing the vision, talk to your team. Find out where they see the major disconnects between the overall goal and their day-to-day work. For instance, do they have trouble understanding how a task or procedure contributes to that goal? Does the goal appeal to them, but they find it tough to achieve their contribution with the resources they have?
Regular communication with your team can help you understand what they need, whether it’s a clearer understanding of the job or specific tools or equipment. When you meet those needs, you not only improve their ability to work well, you also build a culture that tells them their contributions matter.
Seek help when you need it.
Developing a vision and understanding what staff need to engage with it and perform well often requires perspective – and for managers who face the same challenges as their teams, maintaining that perspective can be tough.
To jumpstart your own creative, engaged thinking, don’t hesitate to talk to your recruiting partner. Staffing firms dedicate themselves to helping their clients build engagement and strengthen their internal cultures. Your staffing partner can help provide perspective and insight that, in turn, can help your team.
At THE RIGHT STAFF, LLC, our recruiters can help you build a better cultural fit between new hires and your team, boosting engagement and productivity. Contact us today to learn more about the staffing services we offer Maple Grove area employers.