Managers are responsible for meeting goals. As a manager you are also a coach and as a coach you are responsible for motivating your staff to help you meet those goals.
How can you keep motivation and productivity high, especially during times of extreme weather, heavy vacation schedules, and catastrophic events that may be happening around you? These times clearly serve as distractions when it comes to productivity and meeting goals.
In my coaching sessions with both executives and small business owners, I always suggest breaking out the goals you established in the beginning of the year to be reviewed at meetings, especially when you begin to see the focus of the team blur and productivity dip. Goals have a way of energizing us, and when we celebrate what we’ve already accomplished, we’re even more motivated to succeed.
It’s why you established goals and wrote them down in the first place, right? Goals that sit in the top drawer will never be realized if you don’t review and monitor them throughout the year. So pattern your goal monitoring and employee motivation behaviors after that old post office motto and don’t let anything get in your way of the success you all deserve.
How do you motivate your staff and keep meeting your goals when extreme weather, heavy vacation schedules, and catastrophic events are happening in your environment?
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