6 tips for team motivation

Original author: Mark Foo
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From myself: The tips from the article, the translation of which I will present, are more suitable for novice managers, since experienced ones, most likely, already use most of these tips in their practice.

If you manage a group of people, you must learn to motivate others. If you concentrate on understanding what motivates other people and how to satisfy their needs, you will be on the right path to a positive and instructive experience.
When the basic needs of a person are satisfied, he begins to work for self-satisfaction. For example, if a person is hungry, he will not be able to concentrate on a critical task in which to think. In this case, you should make sure that the person had lunch before giving him a task.
In order to motivate someone, try the following options:

Treat people well

As a leader, you should be very respectful and kind to the people who help you. Praise them if they deserve it. You might not know this, but it helps a lot when you treat people right. People are pleased to know that they do their job well and enjoy working with those who are good with others.

Give people responsibility

If you have tasks that can be delegated to others, select someone who will be responsible for them. When a person has responsibility, he is more likely to find motivation for himself to complete the task. Therefore, as part of a group, a person may not feel that his work is important, but when he is responsible for it himself, he understands this. Those in charge also understand that they will also be accountable for the success or failure of the project.

Be a good listener

No one likes to feel useless. The fact that you have the last word does not mean that you should not accept help in making an important decision. People like to feel fit. Always keep your eyes open and listen to the rest, and you can motivate your team with your decisions and creative ideas.

Set the right goals.

Think carefully about how setting goals helps you motivate others. You should not set goals that are too simple, as your team will quickly achieve them and lose their motivation, stopping progressing. You should not set impossible goals, as your team will quickly lose motivation, as it will understand that they will never achieve the goal. Try to set goals that are a little harder than those you set before.

Take an interest in your team

You may not be friends with your colleagues, but this does not mean that you cannot be interested in them as people. Be open and take interest in the team, paying attention to their desires and needs. People are not stupid and understand when their leader cares about them, and when not, and of course they will be more motivated to work with someone who thinks about them.

Keep everyone informed

Nobody wants to be alone in the dark. Make sure your thoughts and decisions are conveyed to the team that you motivate. Naturally, sometimes there are things that may not be worth sharing. You just need to communicate information when you are talking about important topics.

When you work on the motivation of other people, remember - it is very important to strengthen their sense of involvement in the business. You lead a small family, and when each of them is happy, they are motivated to do great things.

About the Author: Mark Fu is a co-author of the book “77 Characteristics of Successful People,” which breaks down the secrets of success for many famous people.

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