New and freshly employed workers are always motivated to work. They bring their level best and try to be on top of the charts every day. They always seek to get their manager’s approval and confidence. They wish to rise to a managerial position. However, what happens when a business does not have a managerial position available? What should the seniors do when the employee is great at their job but is getting bored because of the same repetitive work?
The answer is that companies and senior workers and managers do not necessarily have to offer a managerial position to their employees to boost their morale. Here are some simple ways which can boost an employee’s morale. They do not require the company having to spend an excessive amount to please that employee:
- As already mentioned, your employee may most probably get bored because of the same repetitive work. It may have bored the employee. What you as a manager or senior can do is to check whether other departments of your business need help. It can be any department. If they do, you can send that employee over to that department for help. Not only will they not be bored anymore, they’ll be using their time and efforts productively and gaining new ideas and knowledge. That knowledge can be applied in different circumstances and work situations.
- Ask for feedback from the employees. The employees always have a lot to say and a great number of ideas which can potentially benefit the business. You can ask for their feedback or take notes of their ideas. If you and the other managers actually fancy an idea, you can work on that idea with the employee who suggested it. It will help boost that employee’s morale greatly.
- Focus on trying to increase the employee’s skill sets. Send them to other department or for various development programs. The knowledge gained from such programs can be potentially very beneficial to the business as well. It may also make the employee feel more involved and special.
- A non-work related thing which employers can do to boost their employee’s morale is to take them to comedy shows. Comedy shows are a great way to relax and blow off some steam. Not only particularly chosen groups should be taken. Everyone should be given the choice to join or not. Every employee loves a few hours off from work to relax with the other workers and even the boss.
- Give your employees a voice. Involve each and every one of them in different tasks. Ask them for their opinions on a particular idea and what not. This not only boosts their morale, it makes them feel as if they are equal.
- Consider offering your employees some concessions. For example, longer lunch breaks, free transportation, car or health insurance. Even such small acts can increase the employee’s motivation and make them productive.
Treat your employees as equals and they will praise the business.
Joseph Santiago, DIRECTOR OF SALES, Best Comedy Tickets, Inc.