Keep your employees inspired with these 4 ideas

by | Oct 6, 2011 | General Tech

Keep your employees inspired. It’s easy!

It can often be difficult to keep your employees inspired when you’re running a small business. Funds are limited, and time is incredibly valuable. Incentives are critical when it comes to motivation, however; finding inexpensive and easy incentives is crucial.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to inspire employees that don’t include huge bonuses. A little creativity can go a long way in terms of showing employee appreciation. Here are a few excellent, simple ideas:

1. Ask for input

By seeking employees’ opinions, you are demonstrating that their ideas are valued. Employees are sure to be more inclined to work harder when they feel that their actions and opinions truly influence the company overall.

2. Change it up

Boredom can be among the biggest de-motivators out there. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to derail boredom. Mixing up projects and responsibilities in an effort to allow employees to showcase their talents, even if they’re not completely work-related, can help inspire employees to work harder on all of their projects.

3. Focus on a great company culture

Some of the best companies to work at are the ones that employees feel are unique. Developing a great company culture can actually be quite simple and may help you to find and keep strong employees. A game room where employees may take a break and decompress when they’re feeling burned out can do wonders.

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4. Recognize people for a job well done

Working hard on something often feels like it was all for nothing if you are not acknowledged for doing it well. That’s why it is so important to show some sort of recognition for your employees to keep them working just as hard.

Although “employee of the month” programs might seem clichéd, they are in fact a great motivator. People enjoy being recognized for doing a good job and these programs are an easy, inexpensive way to do that.

Each of these ideas is a great way to motivate employees without breaking the bank. It is easy to lose motivation when there are no incentives to do well. Applying one of these options is a straightforward technique for avoiding employee burnout and keeping inspiration high. Contact us for more ideas.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.