The kind of culture promoted in an organisation or a business group reflects on its employees and their productivity. An organisation that harbours an atmosphere of creativity and teamwork will rub off on its staff and even affect their level of motivation and work efficiency. No employee will ever feel inspired to work in an organization that never recognizes their hard work or a business that doesn’t allow its staff to make decisions on their level.

Effective employee motivation is important in ensuring great teamwork and staff productivity. A healthy work atmosphere allows a balance between staff freedom and proper order and protocol—all these will result to higher over-all business success.

A healthy culture of competition is always a god tool for motivation. A good leader should have the skill of promoting this kind of atmosphere among its staff.

Below are some practical motivation tips to create a healthy business culture that promotes productivity and efficiency.

  • Have regular, open communication among all managers, supervisors, down to rank and file staff. Encourage everyone in your team to collaborate, plan together, and agree on action plans together. Team work is always good.

  • Give each member of your team an appreciation of their role in the organization and how their job fits in the bigger picture of the organisational vision. Make sure every employee never feels left behind and is assured of their important role in the success of their organization. Be generous with praises and rewards for better motivation.

  • Challenge employees to reach higher than their current performance. Motivate them to stretch beyond their capabilities. Supervisors who encourage their staff to grow and aim for better things are more successful than those who just yell at their employees, expecting them to work harder.

  • Promote a culture of teamwork and cooperation. When everyone in a team is willing to work together things turn out lighter and more successful—productivity and efficiency is higher.

  • Always be willing to be flexible with your team— allow them proper leaves, better pay, and activities to help them create work-life balance. Employees who are happy with work, perform better.

  • Never harbor a culture of poor work habits because this can contaminate the entire team. Confront issues and bad behavior at the onset. Deal with the cause of the problem immediately. By doing this, you are assured that the entire team is able to work together towards a unified goal.

Creating a healthy atmosphere and culture of teamwork and professionalism keeps staff loyal and motivated– they come to work eager to perform well and be more productive. Conflicts are normal in any organization, but a leader must be quick to mediate and inject order into a brewing disagreement. The type of atmosphere in the work place reflects so much on staff productivity, motivation, the quality of their work, and the overall success of your business or organization.

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Paul Bailey

Paul is a highly experienced Business Coach, Mentor and Personal Development Specialist. He works with people to enhance business and personal performance through a process of supported self-awareness and self- development. Paul is the Co-Author of the book 80 Tips.