Your employees are the arms, legs, and face of your company. While you may have built your company from the ground up, it will only go as far as the people you’ve employed to carry out various tasks. How do you get them to do their job well? Some people possess the necessary self-motivation and require little motivation from you. However, most of us need a little push in order to do our best. Construction work can be a monotonous grind at times. It’s easy to get caught in a rut and give an uninspired effort on the construction site. However, those efforts can cost you a great deal of time and money.
The Sarasota construction attorneys at Trent Cotney P.A. have seen many great construction companies. Most of the time, it comes down to how they motivate their employees. In this two-part series, we will list several best practices for keeping your construction team motivated.
Recognize Good Work
All human beings like to be recognized. It’s how we internally determine if we are meeting the proper standards for a task and it just feels good. Recognition can be done formally and informally. Both of which, are important. Along with compliments on a job well done. Consider honoring employees at meetings or putting up a “wall of fame” or an “employee of the month” plaque. Consider adding physical rewards to the recognition, like gift certificates.
Display a Good Attitude
As a leader of your construction company, you set the tone for your employees. If you appear pleasant and engaging, employees will feel comfortable being themselves as well. They will subconsciously sense that this is a welcoming environment. It all starts with you.
Keep Your Promises
More of a preventative measure, it’s critical that you follow through on what you promised. If you promised a day off for reaching a specific benchmark, you must follow through on it. It shows that you are accountable to your word. As with your attitude, it sets the tone. If you fulfill your promises, employees will consider that the norm and will do the same. Regardless of industry, whether you are a Sarasota construction attorney or a subcontractor, keeping promises is the key to motivating employees.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.