When your team seems to be lacking something, whether it’s energy or motivation, the whole company can feel drained. They need to be given a boost in order to get your company back on the right track again. There is no sense in blaming them for their lack of energy. Instead, you need to take steps that will revitalize the group as a whole. That’s the only way to turn things around. Here are some ways to do that:
Offer Stronger Leadership
It’s best to start by looking at yourself. If you see yourself as the leader of the team, you’ll have to take some responsibility for everyone lacking energy. It might be down to the fact that you’re not providing them with the right level of guidance and leadership.
Try to become a stronger leader who can help people out and point them in the right direction when they’re struggling. It shouldn’t be about being harsh. Instead, be helpful, and let people know that you are there to do your best to assist them.
Redecorate the Office
The way the office looks and feels can have a big impact on how your employees work. If the office feels tired, dull, or out of date, then you clearly have a problem. Rather than letting the office drag everyone in it down too, you should change things up a little. By redecorating it, you can give it an entirely new feel.
Companies like Arnold’s Office Furniture can supply furniture. Make sure that it’s modern and suitable for the kind of work the team does. You could even change the design around to make it easier for the people in your office to work together.
Add Fresh Talent
By adding new people to the team, you can give everyone a boost. That’s not to say that simply throwing extra people in there will solve all your problems. But, when it’s done right, it can freshen things up and add a new dimension to the business. It’s something that you should definitely try to do if you are struggling for ideas.
First, make it clear that people are not going to get replaced. And then find people who add something a little different. If they have top skills, they could cause everyone else in the office to raise their game a little.
People often switch off when the work they are doing seems boring or repetitive. So, you need to be careful about making your employees feel like they are doing work that is boring. Instead, you should find ways to make it interesting.
Giving them challenges that force them to think outside the box a little might help. It’s not about making life hard for your team or making people frustrated. It should be about getting them interested in their work again. This could raise their job satisfaction levels and get them thinking and using their minds, which can only be a good thing for the business.
When you hire employees to work for you, part of the battle is selecting the right people for your team. The other part is keeping those folks motivated enough to produce consistently good work!
The thing about office morale is that it can get affected by all kinds of external influences. Negative industry news is one such example. But, more common is specific individuals within the team. It’s likely that some of your team members will have a stronger personality than others.
And that’s fine. After all, it makes sense to have a good mix of personality dynamics within a team. But what’s not fine is when some people don’t feel like being team players. Believe it or not, the reasons can be down to trivial things. Not “big” problems like low salary or long working hours.
One of the ways to help employees be more motivated and get along better with each other is with team events. They are fun activities that most people describe as “team building exercises”. In today’s blog post, I will share with you some strategies that always work well in any business. The advantage of these ideas is they don’t suck. Check them out below:
The Working Dead
An interesting spin on a popular Fox TV program! As you might expect, you get some of your employees to dress up and act like zombies. You have another team of people who are trying to “escape” the office of zombies. But, no-one has the key to get out!
You could devise a set of clues that your team must solve to find where they key is. The aim, of course, is not to get “eaten” by any of the zombies. You can be as creative as you want when setting the rules for both teams. And don’t forget to let participants switch sides after a break!
One of the sports that many folks enjoy playing is golf. You can book a venue (golf course) that is suitable for your team’s location. Arrange a tournament where the winners get new golf trophies and maybe even a day off work. Golf is one of those sports accessible to people from all walks of life. It’s also a proven team builder.
If you’d rather set up a more sedate exercise, how about doing some good deeds? There are plenty of ways that your team can help those less fortunate than them in the community. They could also take on projects such as litter picking in parks or beaches. It’s also a good way to raise your firm’s PR profile too.
Another fun activity is go-kart racing. Here, your staff get to do circuits around a track in little cars powered by lawnmower engines! Go-kart racing encourages competitive spirit, teamwork and creativity. And, above all, it’s a good way to forget about everyday workplace stresses.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas for team building. Thanks for reading today’s article. Feel free to share a link to it with your friends.