You may share the common belief that most people work because they have no choice or because they are driven by desire for money. I believe true motivation actually goes much deeper than that. Have you considered the idea that motivation can be a product of the surrounding culture in your workplace? A positive culture can pave the way to a more motivated and engaged workforce. As a manager, supervisor, or team leader, you can learn how to motivate employees on your sales force and build a winning sales culture in which your organization can prosper.
You would say you’re a pretty good leader, right? Your people show up and they respect you. Yet, for some reason, productivity is not what it should be. You’ve been looking at your department reports. The numbers just aren’t good enough. Every day, you walk around the office, check on things and ask questions and follow up as you believe any good leader should.
You want to know why production is down, so you can fix it … but I have question for you … Could it be you’re the reason your employees aren’t producing?
Are you guilty of one or more of these nine ways you could be making your employees less productive?
Function switching can be a real drag, especially when you’re switching between completely different portions of the brain. Going from creative to salesperson takes some skill, mad skill. But it’s the nature of freelancing and consulting, it’s required. As in any business, you have to do some things you don’t (necessarily) enjoy in an effort to keep the lights on. Sales may be one of those cases.
If you couldn’t tell already, we’re big productivity buffs here at Stride. We constantly try to refine our methods and processes. And in the process we discover tools that we just can’t stop using. Here are those tools:
Those of us who travel often like to work on the plane ride over. The cabin is an interesting environment, and can vary a lot from trip to trip. I wanted to share some tips on maximizing your productivity while you spend a few hours at 30,000 feet.
There are a bunch of different things you should do to maximize your time on the plane. You can be productive, relax and disconnect, or use the time to plan your events on the ground.
If you love your job or your company, it’s likely that you fight against a natural desire to continue working — flipping that computer open in the evenings to check email, settling in at a coffee shop to work on a Sunday afternoon, checking your phone at all hours of the night. Sound familiar?
Yeah, me too.
This type of work ethic is great, but the unstability of these habits aren’t. Just as you related with the habits I mentioned, it’s likely that you also have teetered on the edge of burnout or burnt out hard. Like me.