Ten Top Tips For Staff Motivation, From Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach

Glenn Ebersole

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Do you have a happy and highly motivated staff in your business? Have you made a commitment to create an enjoyable and productive environment at work? If you answered NO to either of these questions, then it is time to wake up and learn some tips about how to motivate your workforce and to keep them happy. If you want to attract and retain valuable employees, then you must recognize the need to make your place of business a better, more enjoyable place to work.

So what can business owners and their management teams do to keep the staff motivated and happy and achieve a better and more enjoyable place to work? Here are ten (10) top tips from your strategic thinking business coach to help you.

+ Use “we" instead of “us and them" in your communications and treat your employees as your “partners" in the business.

+ Keep your employees informed about business performance and key decisions likely to affect them.

+ Exhibit trust in your staff and empower your staff to make decisions.

+ Foster an environment of lifelong learning. Encourage all staff member to pursue professional training and self-development opportunities.

+ Celebrate success! Have the entire staff involved in the celebration.

+ Develop a program of employee recognition and provide praise to employees for doing something well.

+ Always be honest with your employees!

+ Provide flexibility to help accommodate your staff if occasionally they need to leave an hour early to let the plumber in or take their child to the dentist.

+ Build a sense of “TEAM" by communicating openly and regularly with your staff about performance, project deadlines, new clients, issues, concerns and opportunities office.

+ Create a safe environment that encourages openness and freedom to express concerns, issues and opportunities without fear of retribution.

Your strategic thinking business coach wants to remind you that staff motivation is one of the most critical factors in managing people and creating winning teams. A well-motivated staff is more likely to stay with you in your business. Retention of valued employees is vital for the future success of your business since the valuable knowledge that key staff can take with them can leave a huge gap in the expertise level of your business.

If you want to learn more about motivating your staff and creating a better workplace and how a strategic thinking business coach can facilitate and guide you in that endeavor, please contact Glenn Ebersole today through his website at www.businesscoach4u.com or by email at jgecoach@aol.com

Glenn Ebersole, Jr. is a multi-faceted professional, who is recognized as a visionary, guide and facilitator in the fields of business coaching, marketing, public relations, management, strategic planning and engineering. Glenn is the Founder and Chief Executive of two Lancaster, PA based consulting practices: The Renaissance Group, a creative marketing, public relations, strategic planning and business development consulting firm and J. G. Ebersole Associates, an independent professional engineering, marketing, and management consulting firm. He is a Certified Facilitator and serves as a business coach and a strategic planning facilitator and consultant to a diverse list of clients. Glenn is also the author of a monthly newsletter, “Glenn’s Guiding Lines – Thoughts From Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach" and has published more than 250 articles on business.

To find out more about the benefits & rewards of effectively working with a strategic thinking business coach, please contact Glenn Ebersole through his web site at http://www.businesscoach4u.com or jgecoach@aol.com


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