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How to motivate your employees without giving them a raise
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Set a good example
As a manager, you need to lead by example. Your enthusiasm can be infectious. So be sure to show how motivated you are for the job you’re doing, and always discuss new projects and company goals with positivity and drive.
Listen to them
Motivation can be a personal thing — one size is unlikely to fit all. In order to find out what motivates each of your team members, you need to ask them and then listen to what they have to say. Seek out their feedback on current company operations. It may be that your employees give you some useful and actionable pointers on how to help them feel more motivated.
Let them in on the bigger picture
When employees are focused on their own tasks within their own department, they might not have much sense of how they’re contributing to the whole. Understanding the part they play in achieving overarching company objectives is important to their motivation. Be transparent about where your company is at and where you’re heading.
Motivating your team effectively is a skill that can be learned. As a manager you need to be a good role model and learn how to communicate effectively. Then, with a range of non-monetary incentives, a great workplace culture, and regular praise, you’ll have the ability to motivate your employees without committing to bigger salaries.
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