I’m Dave Crane and I motivate people worldwide.
Motivating your team can be a very difficult task. This problem is always heightened when you are already a highly driven, conscientious and self-empowered individual.
The bottom line is whether you are a UK resident London motivational speaker, Middle East motivational speaker or the Dubai Tony Robbins, you will hardly ever meet anyone who wants corporate teambuilding or workshops to work as much as you do.
Why should they?
When you are an employee, you work for a wage. That’s a trade off for your time and your company owner’s cash.
I know that being based in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) means that the category of inspirational speaker is something that stands out from the crowd becuase most people don’t understand the value of a business keynote speaker – until they get the results.
If you aren’t already experienced in the subject, here’s a crash course in team building…
7 Tips to Motivate Your Employees
1) Look after your Big Hitters
The rainmakers are usually the top sales people or those who produce 80% of the profit whilst only numbering 20-25% of the entire workforce. They live for their work, but will leave if they feel are unappreciated or if the company (you) seem to value the lower achievers over them.
Look after them first and let the others step up.
2) Lose The Toxic Staff
The hidden problem in every company in every country is their ‘actively disengaged employees’. These guys represent an average of 19% of your workforce but have already left in terms of commitment and productivity. They are not the trouble-makers who are constantly asking questions. They don’t ask anymore because they don’t care. You need to find them and relocate them fast.
3) Listen To Your People
Everyone has an opinion, everyone will have a differing point of view. You may not get 100% agreement, but as along as you have a 95% ‘buy in’ to your new ideas and plans, you will do very well. How do you achieve that? Let them think it’s their plan. Get them actively involved in the decision making process AT SOME POINT. They can’t complain about you, if they demanded it. You might also be surprised how many gems come from teh team who actually do the work.
4) Reduce Their Stress
Stress causes illness, injuries and sick days. It also causes law suits, staff turnover and reduced productivity. Save yourself some stress by asking what they want and getting it for them. Little things are sometimes all it takes for big returns on investment.
5) Get An Expert In
Even if you are crowned top Egypt motivational speaker, you may be too close to your team already for your words and suggestions to make an effective impact. Pay the money and get a teambuilding workshop or corporate gala dinner arranged. Do your homework, get the cheque book out and then sit back and watch the cash roll back in.
6) Respect Their Time
I know they work for you,but ONLY from 9-6pm (or whatever your working hours). You may be expected to put in extra time, but they don’t have to. Make sure that they kno you appreciate everything they do and they will happily stay late and arrive early. This isn’t a question of overtime payment, but making each moments a growing and learning experience.
7) Work On Their Strengths NOT Weaknesses
We are bad at things because we don’t like them. Period. When we are good at things we should be doing more of them to become excellent too. When we work on the things we are no good at we become frustrated and average. Each member of your team has a speciality, marry them and partner them with those who compliment their skills and abilities.
This is just the beginning.
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