Motivating your team. Summertime is the time of year when the motivation to work is at its lowest. How can managers maintain motivation levels when outside motivating factors come into play?

Check out my tips on motivating your team:

Motivation can come from many different areas. Words, energy, and attitude in the workplace influence the motivation levels. Stay upbeat and positive. 

Lead by example. Don’t be the “do as I say, not as I do” type of manager. Hypocritical behavior creates an apathetic and distrustful environment, so lead by example always.

Listen. Each individual employees’ motivators and personal and career goals need to be known and taken into account. So, take time to understand the key factors and motivate accordingly.

Clarify goals. Give a refresher meeting regarding company goals. Remind employees of the short-term and long-term goals and what needs to be done to accomplish these goals.

Provide feedback. Recognize achievements and give praise. Catch performance lag before it becomes a problem and point out areas that need improvement.

Want more helpful tips? Check out Becoming a Great Manager!