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10 Ways To Motivate Your Tribe For Free!

  • Sophie
  • 7th August 2017
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Every single one of us is susceptible to suffering a mid-week slump, particularly during summer when blue skies and sunshine tempt us from behind our desks.

Luckily, there's a whole raft of exciting, engaging and revitalising things managers can do to get their tribes back on track, and best of all, they're free!

Offer praise

 

Kindness costs nothing and there are few things that light up a person's face quicker than a well-deserved "thank you". So, tell your tribe they're doing a good job and that you appreciate their efforts.

Let them grow

 

As any gardener will tell you, if want your flowers to blossom, you need to give them enough room to grow. Humans may not be green, but we do grow the same and by giving your tribe more responsibility, you can help them to be their best selves.

Be flexible

 

By offering flexibility in their work hours, your tribe will be able to tip that elusive work/life balance back in their favour.

Set a clear path

 

Why not set a clear career path for each of your employees, complete with goals and regular feedback? Not only will this show that you care enough about them to help with their career progression, but it will also rid them of the mean old bugbears known as stagnancy and routine.

Admit mistakes

 

Mistakes are a symptom of success, not a hindrance to it. Reclaim motivation by creating a work culture that embraces failure and celebrates occasionally getting things wrong.

Trust

 

This goes both ways, trust them enough to get the job done without being an Agatha Christie and manage them in a transparent and fair way.

Team building activities

 

Now, as fun and fulfilling as an afternoon in the treetops at Go Ape is, you can create your own team building activities in the comfort of your own office. Or, better still, take to the nearest green space and start goofing around with some trust building exercises.

Encourage a healthy lifestyle

 

A happy heart is a healthy one, so encourage them out of our all-too-common sedentary lifestyles by introducing a cycle to work scheme, starting a morning yoga class or filling up the kitchen with healthy treats.

Ask for their opinion

 

Top down feedback is great for members of your tribe looking to improve, but managers and bosses need to be open to opinions, too. Be willing to listen and act on faults on your side, but also allow them to share their ideas and input on how to make your organisation flourish.

Celebrate wins

 

No matter how big or small, you should celebrate your tribe's wins. This could come in the form of ice cream or some delicious bagels in the kitchen for breakfast, or perhaps the chance to finish work early.

Whatever it is, share the happiness!

 

If you're looking to get out of the office and plan a team day, why not get in touch with one of our Go Ape event organisers? Request a quote today. We hope to see you in the trees soon.

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