Saturday, May 29, 2010

How to Keep your Staff Motivated

The Roni Deutch Tax Center recently became a guest blogger for Franchise Business Review. The first entry discussed the most common mistakes made by prospective franchises, and now our second entry explains how to keep your staff motivated. Read a snippet of the post below or head on over to for the full entry.

If you open a franchised business, and have never managed employees before, then you may find it difficult to keep your staff motivated. However, you need to remember that a hard working team is essential for a successful business. To help the readers of the Franchise Business Review blog who might be worried about keeping a team motivated, we have put together the following list of tips.

Employee Appreciation

Every now and then it is a good idea to do something nice to show appreciation for your team by throwing a party or social event outside of the office. Your crew will feel great to know you were thinking of them, and they will be even more impressed that you went to the effort of throwing a party to show your appreciation.

Company Charity Day

Team-building seminars and events help your staff bond and learn to work together in different situations. One way to do so is by organizing a community service day for you and your staff, as a paid day of work. Whether you plant trees or run a marathon, it will make your team see your human side, and your fun side.

Well-Deserved Promotions

You do not need to give raise to or promote an employee every time an employee does something great, but when they do go above and beyond to get a job done, it is important to show that you noticed and appreciate their hard work.

Company Lunches

Take your team out – or order in – for lunch every now and then. You can use the opportunity to throw an impromptu lunch meeting where you can get feedback and ideas from your employees in a non-formal setting.

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