Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Motivating overworked employees

Motivating your employees does not have to involve some complicated, expensive, or time consuming scheme. Below are a few simple steps you can implement to help motivate overworked employees right away:
  • Personally acknowledge your employees for their efforts and achievements. This is important but often overlooked, so let them know that their contributions matter.
  • Ensure that workload is allocated evenly. It is frustrating for an employee to see his co-worker surfing the web while he is working on three projects simultaneously.
  • Check for duplicate, inefficient, or conflicting processes within your organization that may cause undue stress.
  • Ask your employees for suggestions and listen. Not only will you empower them, you will also get ideas from people who really know your company well.
  • Add a little bit of fun and humor by putting up a “Humor Board” where employees can post funny pictures or stories – anything that would generate a laugh when people are still in the office at 9pm.
  • Make sure your employees are taking their allotted vacation days. Time away from the office help workers to distress and regenerate.
  • Bring in temporary help to ease the workload on current staffs.
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