Need to grow – what opportunities do you create for your team to learn and to grow, to become more than they already are, not just in their jobs but in their lives?
Need to contribute – people like to feel they are part of something bigger than themselves. They want to feel they are contributing to the success of the community they live and work in. So, is their contribution appreciated?
Too often we look for short-term ways to motivate our team, and while short-term goals and on-going acknowledgement are essential, we forget to look at the more fundamental and deeper needs of our people. For a truly successful business, the team must understand the benefits of mutual support, that they are part of something bigger and that they control were they are going.
So what’s next?