Whether you are in a management position or a junior role there will always be an opportunity for you to motivate your colleagues and peers. Often motivating those around you will be necessary for everyone to meet a shared goal and other times it will simply feel like the right thing to do for the office or team culture. Here are four motivation methods to encourage those around you in the workplace.
1.) Find Greater Meaning
Sometimes pleasing your boss or meeting a financial target really isn't enough to keep us all pushing towards that finish line. When projects get difficult and we found ourselves fed up it can be helpful to have a colleague remind us of the greater meaning in our work. Try reminding your colleagues of the ways in which your job contributes to bettering the lives of your clients, team members or even their own families.
2.) Arrange Trips & Team-building Socials
Building sincere and authentic team relationships makes stressful workloads all the more manageable. By arranging team socials you encourage people to meet and cultivate an authentic culture of genuine support and friendship.
3.) Create Mentoring Programmes
Many employees find themselves less overwhelmed when they feel they have a sense of accountability and guidance from a more experienced team member. Mentorship is a valuable part of career progression and can help struggling employees remain motivated.