Are your employees motivated when they come to work?
We cannot control the way an employee feels at work. We cannot demand engagement, job satisfaction, or motivation in the workplace. But investing in employee engagement, your company will be able to increase productivity, work quality, and retain top talent. Have you asked yourself or noticed, are your employees motivated when they come into work?
BEFORE STARTING YOUR DAY
Before we go into work, we need to come in with a fresh and positive attitude. When we leave our home, sometimes things happen. Our whole mindset can change immediately. The kids may have been a handful in the morning, you argued before you left home with your partner, someone cut you off in traffic, or there’s even traffic and now you are late to work. The list can go on. I have been there.
When you come into work your staff or employees notice it immediately. You know the saying. “You never know what someone is going through.”Asking an employee or even your boss, “Is everything ok” works wonders. My former boss and I would vent about something and after we would laugh and say, “that feels much better” and continue our day. No matter what happens before you start your day at work, you have the “POWER” to change and go in with a “Positive and Happy” emotion. Going around the office with a bad attitude will not solve anything.
Stop, breathe and Change your Mindset.
- Go to a room where you will not be interrupted for 10-15 minutes.
- If you choose to visualize on your own, think of a restful place you have enjoyed or would like to visit. Picture it in your mind. Imagine how you would experience it through each of your senses. Hold that visualization for several minutes.
- Take a few slow and deep breaths to center your attention and calm yourself.
- Close your eyes.
- Imagine yourself in a beautiful location, where everything is as you would ideally have it. Some people visualize a beach, a mountain, a forest, or a being in a favorite room sitting on a favorite chair.
- Imagine yourself becoming calm and relaxed. Alternatively, imagine yourself smiling, feeling happy, and having an enjoyable time.
- Focus on the different sensory attributes present in your scene to make it more vivid in your mind. For instance, if you are imagining the beach, spend some time vividly imagining the warmth of the sun on your skin, the smell of the ocean, seaweed, and salt spray, and the sound of the waves, wind, and seagulls. The more you can invoke your senses, the more vivid the entire image will become.
- Remain within your scene, touring its various sensory aspects for five to ten minutes or until you feel relaxed.
- While relaxed, assure yourself that you can return to this place whenever you want or need to relax.
- Open your eyes again and then rejoin your world!
12 TIPS TO STAY MOTIVATED
An engaged employee is “one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization’s reputation and interests. Click on the link for 12 Tips to Keep Employees Motivated