With Merci Miglino, MCC
I am frequently asked this question by my business and executive clients, “As a manager, what can I do to keep my employees motivated?
My answer is simple: act like a coach.
Here are 3 ways to get your coach on when managing others:
- Invite your employees to contribute to the organization’s vision, mission and strategy as well as articulate their key role in the success of the department. This ensures each employee is in alignment with the overall strategy and can work as a team and help each other out.
- Empower your employees by delegate challenging and meaningful work. People want to succeed and they want to continue learning and growing, so provide them with opportunities.
- Partner with each employee to create their own personal development plan. Acknowledge their resourcefulness, skills and sense of competence and accomplishment.
Motivating employees involves a coach approach – to work together as a team to learn, grow, and try challenging new assignments! Not only is this less stressful and more effective than ‘trying to motivate others’ it can be incredibly fulfilling.