According to an Office Vibes survey, 26% of employees leave work each day feeling drained, 61% of employees notice that their job is taking a toll on their personal life, and a staggering 58% of those surveyed stated they would not recommend their organization as a good place to work to friends, family members, or peers.
While those numbers can be tough to swallow, there is something that can be done about it at your company: taking measures to regularly inspire your employees. The more inspired your employees feel, the happier and more engaged they will be in your business.
Believe us when we say that small gestures go a long way. Here are a few you can easily take at your business to ensure your employees remain inspired.
Easy Ways to Regularly Inspire Your Employees
Use motivational quotes
We’re not talking the super cheesey ones here, but motivational quotes are a solid way to inspire those around you. Whether you create a quote wall or send them out in an email to direct reports, they can have a large impact on your employees and help to get them more engaged overall.
Some of our favorites are: “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run,” said by Babe Ruth, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” said by Audrey Hepburn, and, “The strength of the team is each individual member.
The strength of each member is the team,” said by Phil Jackson. Whether you send these to individuals tailored to their struggles, strengths, and weaknesses or to a group, they are sure to have a special meaning to each specific person.
Say thank you
A little gratitude goes a long way. Regularly thanking your employees for their hard work, for being communicative, for your relationship with them, or for anything else you can think of is a solid way to keep them inspired to keep on keepin’ on.
You don’t need to make a grand gesture or do anything out of the ordinary to help them feel appreciated – just the words “thank you”, when said with a genuine attitude and often enough, will make all the difference.
Allow employees to hear the stories of others
Nothing inspires us better than a success story, right?
Your organization is most likely filled with successful people who had to work their way to the top, and them sharing their story with your team is a hugely successful way to motivate them to work just as hard.
This is also a great way to allow your team to network and to meet new people within the organization, too – so it’s an all-around win.
How a PEO Can Help
If you’re feeling like your employees need that spark of inspiration, a PEO can help you give them just that. Call on us to match you with a PEO that will work best with your business through our complimentary competitive analysis.