Once people land a job, they will soon find their salary go down to second place on their list of priorities. Often, an aggressive ambition for career growth and development takes the front seat in terms of the key motivators that keep employees striving for success. If you’re wondering how to engage employees, leveraging this common desire for career opportunities will help you keep them satisfied and dedicated to your company for the benefit of all. But as all employers know, it’s not always that easy to encourage employees to reach their highest potential. Still confused how to get it done? These 3 keys should open the right doors for you and your workers.
- Set Easily Attainable Goals – Setting goals that seem too big or too distant can cause employees to think they won’t be able to achieve what’s expected of them. For instance, telling your workers that they need to secure a hundred sales every month to earn special incentives may seem like an impossible standard. But if you gave them smaller incentives that are granted for securing 3 sales daily, they’d feel much more capable of doing what you expect of them, because it looks much smaller up front. Know how to set goals for your employees in a way that encourages an “I can” attitude.
- Understand The Use of Self – In the office, employers need to put certain uses of self into action in order to properly manage employee concerns and issues. If your employee approaches you to report a loss, refrain from lashing out but don’t lose your firmness, so they know how you feel about the situation. If they come to you with a bright new idea, don’t turn them away, but show them that you appreciate their efforts for innovation. If they completely slack off and cause the company deliberate harm, then you can – for the lack of a better term – show them who’s boss. Knowing how to use yourself in specific situations will encourage them when they do good, and teach them to avoid things that could harm the company and their career.
- Keep Them Challenged – In just a few months (or weeks, even) your employees will get the hang of their usual work load, so it’s up to you to keep them on their feet with new responsibilities that continue to challenge their skills and knowledge. In doing this, you encourage them to stay hungry for learning so they can improve themselves in order to reach higher goals and move up the career ladder.
Are you bringing out the best in your workforce? There’s a lot of potential that you might not be tapping into just yet. Be sure to put these strategies into action, because when you grow your employees, they’ll grow your enterprise.