May 24 / Jackie Kennedy

How to Motivate Your Team

Motivating your team is not about pushing them to work harder. This will come naturally with the right conditions in place; it's about creating an environment where each individual takes ownership of their work because they are proud of their contribution, have a degree of autonomy over how they achieve their goals, and understand how their work contributes to the purpose, vision and the overall success of the business. 

When the right strategies are in place, individuals are motivated to do their best work, which in turn can boost commitment, satisfaction, goal achievement, and productivity.

  • Is your team highly engaged?
  • Do they go above and beyond?
  • Do they deliver great work on time?

If you can say yes to the above, then you are most likely doing an incredible job of motivating your team and have a highly committed team. 

If not, here are two things to consider:

1. To motivate your team effectively, start by understanding the individuals within it. Each team member has unique strengths, needs, and work styles. Knowing these details helps you tailor your approach to motivation. 

2. Align your motivational strategies with the culture of your business. For instance, team-based incentives might work better in a collaborative environment, while individual recognition might suit more independent roles.

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