This is going to be the year of increasing net income, a zip line of successful high-profile projects and parties and celebrations. After the excitement of the holiday season, your staff members return having to focus on their new work demands with steep and ambitious targets to hit. Normally, you will see lots of blank faces staring into their computers as they have to come back to reality from a quite long spring holiday. Now, look at these ideas to re-energize your workforce and kick off a new fiscal year with your business.
1. Focus on clear, short term and attainable goals
We know that at the beginning, your company is ambitious enough that launch many huge objectives and goals which make your people get overwhelming. An effective goal clearly indicates what a person or a cohesive group of individuals needs to do to accomplish it. Instead of shout at your employees’ faces that “do your best” or something general like that, give them specific goals that you can measure their performance, break long-term goals up into more achievable targets and spread them out over the year. Short-term goals allow employees also their supervisors to see immediate improvements in performance and thereby enhance motivation. Hence, staff will get back their working morale, positive spirit which keeps them from constantly feeling like they are drowning.
2. Celebrate when goals are met
As your teams reach goals and milestones, be sure that you never take their hard work for granted and recognize their achievements timely. No matter how big or small an achievement is, a weekly email blasting to your employees from the executive team is a smart step to reinforces the meaning of determination and collaboration. Another way to do this is monthly get together where goals are celebrated, but so are birthdays and work anniversaries. Recognizing employee achievement will help you reap the rewards from their motivation and loyalty as well as avoid the depressing feeling in the workplace.
3. Introduce wellness initiatives
New year means new person and new plan. Many people desire a slim body in their new year’s resolution. How about helping them reach that goal? Arrange an empty room or clear out a conference room and bring in a yoga instructor once a week before work hours or after work. One economical way is you should streaming fitness instruction videos from the Internet then playing them through a projector for your employees to exercise. Starting a new year with metal and physical health is the best way to meet your goals quicker.
4. Show your appreciation
Planning out holidays in a whole year, offering holiday bonuses or extra days off, giving a monetary reward is some strategies help you show your appreciation to thank your team for a job well done and recognize when someone hits a milestone. A little motivation can get your employees ready and eager to tackle 2019.
Employee productivity and engagement as we get into the new calendar year are always huge concerns to leaders. Let Faro help you in that HR mission so you gonna spend more time on other big tasks.