Managers are the ones employees look up to for guidance and advice at work. They are their subordinates’ source of inspiration, which is why they need to “shine” in the office. However, they are also just human and need some encouragement and morale boost now and then. Here are some tips for keeping them enthusiastic.
Rewards and Awards
Awards and other forms of gifts can give your managers a taste of their success. Giving them a raise in their paycheck is standard and required by law, so aim to grant them something more unique and memorable. Travel incentive programs for employees are a great way to truly motivate them to continue their successful career path.
While you can also always offer bonuses, they will appreciate it even if you simply verbally recognize their success. By paying attention to your managers’ work, they will be inspired to do the same for their team members. Besides, they deserve your acknowledgment since their quality performance has brought in more profit and status to your company.
More Than a Name
Being promoted into a managerial position does bring pride to them, but it should also make them feel important. Provide them with access to more integral company information and list them as guests for your firm’s exclusive events and training. Add people under their supervision as encouragement to further improve their performance. After all, being a manager should be more than just gaining a title.
While they are a tier above regular employees, managers are not perfect, and supervisors need the extra guidance, too. Most importantly, they need to be on track about their feedback and areas of improvements. This opens up the topic of what they need to continue doing as well as what they need to do differently. With the correct mindset, this would both be a motivation and drive to succeed for your higher-ups.
Let Them Choose
If you are giving your managers multiple sets of tasks, let them choose their assignments. This will help assert their feeling of self-direction sense of ownership, which are important traits of a good leader. Do not even try to micro-manage them.
Also, make it clear to them how their specific assignments contribute to the success of the company. This will help them align better their personal goals with the goals of your business, boosting their productivity in the process.
Communication Is Key
Make time to discuss with your managers their goals, values, and interests. Create an avenue where they can speak freely and openly about any suggestion that they might have on improving your business processes. Give them the opportunity to develop their own solutions to different challenges. Managers, of course, still want to continue to grow and improve their skill set. As their confidence grows, your business also grows.
Even a vast army when its morale is lost is as good as beaten. On a corporate setting, the managers can motivate the workforce but could also use regular inspiration and encouragement to provide quality performance and continuous commitment to the company.