We’re going into summer! Schedules change and people will either work more or will decide to take a break, a breather. Either way, it’s perfectly fine.
In our previous blog Two Tips To Set You Up For Summer Success, we talked about carving out some time for creative thinking for you, so this time I want to tell you to also not lose sight of your team and their needs this summer.
It’s very important to keep them motivated and engaged so that you’re still making progress, still making things in a productive and profitable way in your business. So today, I’m going to share with you four tips on keeping your team motivated over the summer.
1. CLARITY WITH WHAT YOU WANT
You need to get clear with the expectation of exactly what you want, what’s the mini goal or the bigger goal to accomplish and what should they focus on. This is either for a day, for a week, a month or the next summer months. Get clear on your expectations and goals. No one can effectively complete a task or project if they are not sure what they should do. Clarity makes everything easier, but getting there requires change and commitment especially if you are busy and overwhelmed.
2. COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU WANT CLEARLY
You need to communicate those expectations and those goals clearly. Communicate effectively on the one-to-one level either via email, in person or verbally via Zoom. Different situations require different ways of communication. A video conference is an excellent way for everyone to know about everyone’s progress and milestones.
Be open and honest with your team members and reassure them that they can do the same with you. Mutual trust is important in any relationship.
3. CARE FOR YOUR TEAM
You need to dangle a carrot and incentivize them. Take the time to let them know you care. What can you do on a weekly basis during the summer, to keep them excited for the goal you want them to reach? Maybe suggest lunch on Fridays, or leaving early on Fridays, or little gift cards. Different incentives to keep them motivated on the task or project, or a specific target during the summer months.
4. CORRECT WHERE NEEDED
Provide positive reinforcement, or constructive criticism and really give good feedback. If something isn’t the way you want it or what you wanted or had in mind, verbalize it and share the feedback with them. Also, try to have an open door policy, it’ll build more trust. Let them be confident to ask questions, concerns or bring new ideas to you.
My advice is to really connect with your team, stay connected, keep them motivated, keep the goals coming and keep the projects coming. Keep the revenue coming in the door and the best way to do that is with these four C’s. Make it clear, communicate it, care for them and correct where needed.
This summer is all about self-care and taking care of your team and business so it can grow and continue to do so in the best way.
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Annette Walter has started, acquired, owned and operated more than 15 companies in her lifetime. As a wife, mother of two young boys, and owner of a national company, Timber Industries, that was included on last year’s Inc. 5000 list, she is able to serve her true purpose and passion in coaching and consulting entrepreneurs through her business coaching company, iEvolve Consulting. Annette works with business owners across the globe in various industries to support their overall well-being, teams, and operations. As an operations expert and strategist, she works with business owners to help them identify organizational gaps and opportunities in their companies. She works with businesses to help make their finances, marketing efforts, technology solutions, and sales more efficient and effective.
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