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Motivating Your Staff

Motivating your workers

ENGAGING staff, rather than just managing them, is what inspires success in business. And that means focusing on employees’ strengths to achieve peak performance.
People who are engaged use their signature strengths within their roles to achieve heightened levels of performance.
This benefits the business as it achieves increased productivity, enhanced employee wellbeing, job satisfaction and very importantly, commitment.
It also benefits the individual as people are naturally motivated by tasks that interest them.
Top tips to engaging your workforce:
1. Instead of exploring why people fail, think why they excel, achieve and flourish;
2. Embrace transparency and trust. Research from the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) shows two main drivers for engagement are to enable employees to feed views upwards and to feel well informed;
3. Create a ‘door’s always open’ culture. Make leaders accessible and visible and communicate everything – good and bad – to staff regularly;
4. Adopt a collaborative leadership style. Partnership between leaders and employees is paramount;
5. Identify engaged employees, through conversations and reviews then help them communicate the organisational vision in a positive, constructive way;
6. Ask for staff opinions about the company’s direction, through meetings and focus groups, with senior people present;
7. Seek to understand employees’ concerns at every opportunity, then attempt to allay them as necessary; and
8. Draw out the best of an individual’s past to inspire them in the present.

This article has been reproduced from the Contract Flooring Journal. You can find them at