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Management and Motivation: how to get the most from your office staff

By Helen Pentith  //  Mon 12th August 2013
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In today’s complex and manic urban environment, commercial success depends on your employees’ dedication and their ability to use their talents fully. While technology can be relied upon for many things and a rural office can make a great impression, when it comes down to the success of a business, employees are always at the centre. It is your employees that represent the company, interface with customers, create the product and deliver the service, and it is up to the manager to ensure that they do so to their best ability. So what can you do to get the most from your office staff? Simply motivate them!

Recognition

By making the conscious decision to try to motivate your staff, you’ve already taken the first step: recognising their importance within the business. If you didn’t believe your staff were essential parts of your company, you wouldn’t care much for motivating them, would you? Your staff need to feel appreciated in order to feel a part of the company and to want to work hard to help to meet their goals. When they’ve done a job well or exceeded themselves, make sure you let them know you are aware of their efforts and that you appreciate them

Update

Keeping your employees in the loop of what is going on in the business is great way to make them feel as though they are part of the larger team. You should always aim to keep them informed on business matters, as this will motivate them to contribute in staff meetings and help them to better understand the company and the goals they must achieve.

Reward

Rewarding your staff is key to showing your appreciation and motivating them to work harder to meet deadlines and expectations. If you are based in a rural office, you can promise them a lunchtime filled with activity, should they work hard enough to earn it, or treat your entire staff to a day of team building in the countryside. If your office is based in the city, the promise of a weekend spent away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a holiday cottage might be just what they need to motivate them.

Inspire

In a rural setting, you can rely on the vast amounts of countryside and wildlife to provide you with the space and time you need to clear your head and find inspiration, but when your employees are stuck inside a stuffy office in the middle of a busy city, it can be hard for them to find any. Why not hold regular group sessions during which your staff can inspire each other, bounce ideas around and ultimately leave feeling motivated?

There’s no denying that a rural office offers a wealth of opportunity to better motivate your staff, so why not change your working environment this summer and take your office to the countryside at Escrick Park? We offer a range of offices in a variety of sizes, suitable for any company. Get in touch with us today and let’s talk about really motivating your employees this year by providing the perfect office setting.

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