Q) How do I motivate my team members?
Tip 1 – Help them to become a high performer
“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should
Have an equal opportunity to develop our talent”
• Stretch people beyond their perceived limits – Take your team members above and beyond their status quo of just doing the same job the same way. Make their work challenging, and help them to see the bigger picture and the part they play in it. You can do this by helping them set individual performance goals and exceed the existing requirements of their jobs. Explain to them how their work adds value to the organisation and how what they do affects the work of others, your team members can begin to figure out different ways to improve and grow their talents on their own.
• Set standards and be clear: Team members who are involved in developing standards are more likely to discuss the obstacles that might impede their efforts along the way, allowing you to handle those issues head on before things get out of hand. Involved team members are also far more likely to understand the standards and reasons behind these standards again and again.
• Define team members’ scope of responsibility – Make sure everyone understands who is responsible for each job activity. When individuals know their roles, this reduces confusion and gives them a better sense of how they might work with their fellow team members to meet their individual objectives. Once these responsibilities have been achieved, then it is time to broaden the scope of their responsibilities and open new opportunities for them within the organisation.