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May 26, 2009

How to Motivate Your Staff in Tough Times

In these tough times it is imperative that employees have the sufficient tools and skills required to get the job done well. It is vital to invest time and energy in your employees as this helps them to feel valued, secure and challenged.
Motivated, enthusiastic employees are more effective, productive, take less time off and are more likely to stay with your company. This results in better productivity with higher customer satisfaction levels and ultimately a better impact on your bottom line.

The best way to motivate employees in tough times is to communicate with them. Keep staff informed, listen to them, share the company goals and let people know what they can do to help achieve such goals. Give as much assurance as possible and be honest.

Encourage a team environment by involving your staff as much as possible, seek their input and listen openly to ideas. Hold team building exercises and deliver team feedback sessions. Build a culture in which your people co-operate to beat the competition rather than fight amongst themselves. A team effort will bring your staff together and create a positive atmosphere in the work place.

Remember the importance of recognising a job well done – look for opportunities to give positive feedback regularly. Encourage, Encourage, Encourage.

For further information please contact the Clark Team on 045 881888 or email