Guide to employee motivation for an entrepreneur

by Ashvini on August 6, 2010 · 3 comments

in Entrepreneurship,Motivation

Every company has to face tough times. Entrepreneurial ventures face tough times more than anything else. Hence employees working in these companies face more motivational issues compared to for e.g. a large size company. As an entrepreneur, why not take up some time and use the following tips to help you maintain the morale of your workforce?

  1. Sharing your tasks:
  2. It is a good idea to share your tasks, however small with your employees. It gives them something to do and also frees up your time.

  3. Showing them that every little thing matters:
  4. You should appreciate an employee or his team, if they have added value to the company, say by being more productive or adopting better practices. Since every little thing counts, you should compliment the employees on their efforts.

  5. Involving them in decision making:
  6. You should involve your employees in decision making for your company. That way, they will feel empowered and you will feel confident that they can take decisions on their own when required.

  7. Asking them to come up with new ideas on improving sales, operations or anything else:
  8. There is nothing more motivating that trying out new, refreshing ways to improve the workplace. The employees want to make a difference and the best way is to let them do that.

  9. Giving them a motivational pep talk:
  10. Just talking to the employees and making them feel better is a great way to boost sagging morale. It helps to throw in some anecdotal evidences about leaders or companies being in difficult situations and coming out successfully.

  11. Reiterating the vision:
  12. You can motivate your employees by showing them what the success of company will mean to them and everyone. The key is consistent and constant communication of your vision.

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Veronica Cervera December 18, 2011 at 4:58 am

It’s nice that leaders would reiterate to the employees the vision. More often than not, goals are so far away that employees feel that their daily activities are a waste. It helps if there’s someone who tells them that they’re on the right track and that they’re doing a good job.

Ashvini Kumar Saxena August 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Yes the most missed corporate item today.. motivation


Aswani August 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Well, great post again. I am an employee myself. And I agree to most of these points. Motivating employees is a must do thing for each and every manager or say head of the company. It results in the better output from an employee and thus does the whole lot of good for the organization.

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