Motivational Methods

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Motivational Methods
There is much to making the workplace into a successful team. In order to do this there is a lot of effort, patience and understanding that must take place. To make the workplace successful, certain protocols and ideals and even morals have to be instilled in the workplace. Each member of the team may have their own set of goals that motivate them. It would be extremely wise to try to implement those goals into the workplace for example if one team member has the goal of productivity and another has a goal of better service, these are goals that would benefit the workplace so it would be great to implement those goals into the workplace. To make these goals a reality the employer or leader of the team can offer
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It is important to see what team members are involved in what and reward them accordingly so they continue to be involved.
Including the staff in events also motivates the team as well. Team events would be company dinners or picnics for example. This is also a great way to get the families of the team members involved as well. These events allow people to converse that would not otherwise, which would make the team a closer group of people. Another aspect the leader can do for the team is to offer contest such as employee of the month to motivate the employees or team members to better their performance. This would not work in all teams as the competition could create problems between the members but in some situations this would motivate the members. It is important to discuss what needs to be done to qualify for this and maybe offer to only have the same employee three times in a year so other employees do not feel left out or that it is pointless to try. Incentives such as this are proved to motivate team members to give their best each day no matter what is going on in their personal lives. Heathfield (n.d.), “No matter what you call your team-based improvement effort: continuous improvement, total quality, lean manufacturing or self-directed work teams, you are striving to improve results for customers”.
While there is no specific way to train and motivate teams in the workplace and other organizations, there is certainly a great need for teams to be
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