Running a business as an entrepreneur – even if you’re a “sole-preneur” – involves working with others at some stage.
You either have to work with employees, or with contractors, VA’s, or others helping you to deliver your product or service and to serve your customer. You need to have them committed to your purpose and principles in order for you to provide the kind of quality and service that you want to provide to your customer. Believe me, if their heart isn’t in it, your customer will “feel” the lack of commitment. It will show in your turnaround times, in the design of your product or service, and in the overall culture in the workplace.
So, if your team seems to lack motivation, what can you do?
Well it starts with you, as the leader. You need to be absolutely clear about your business vision and purpose – the “why” of your being in business.
Then, I believe you can use three actions to motivate your team:-
- Build Trust
- Be consistent and deliberate.
Watch this video about how to put these actions into place.
Many studies have shown an engaged team out-produces an unengaged team. You need to bring people with you on your exciting journey and all it takes is a few simple, but deliberate and consistent steps.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments on the blog – get over to teikoh.com and post your comments. What have you done to motivate your team? What results have you seen?
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