Jack Rochel has been the president at Epsilon Electronics Inc. for 18 years now, and he knows all too well how difficult it can be to keep a team motivated. As a leader, it is important for him to assure the goals of the company are achieved even if the team is feeling discouraged. Jack will be sharing his most effective methods to keeping his staff driven and motivated when they need a boost.
Set a good example
Jack Rochel’s first tip is simply to be a good example for your employees. It would be difficult for a team to stay motivated if their leader doesn’t have any motivation. A leader should set a good example if they expect the team to perform well. If you have trouble with self-motivation, Jack suggests keeping a positive attitude and setting up challenging goals for yourself. Most of you should have already heard of the phrase “treat others like you want to be treated” but what we should really do is treat others like they treat you. This is a much more efficient way to maintain relationships.
Setting goals can be just as effective for motivating an entire team as it can for an individual. Jack noticed that giving challenging and clear goals encouraged employees to perform. When employees are given challenging goals, they will do all they can to achieve them. Employees will also have a clear directive as to what is expected of them so there will never be any confusion to what is expected of them.
Strong leaders want their employees to find success, so Jack Rochel likes to help his employees with personal development. Acting as a mentor shows your employees you care about them and want them to find success. In addition, company morale will increase and employees will become more loyal. This means they would like to continue working for you and in turn your employee turnover with the associated costs will decrease.
Set up for success
Jack believes in giving his employees the tools they need to find success. He does this by assigning tasks to his employees based upon their skills. It can be difficult for employees to stay motivated if they don’t enjoy what they are doing or if they have trouble doing the task.
Last but not least, Jack Rochel encourages leaders to compliment their employees. Show your employees you genuinely appreciate their hard work. Employees are crucial for businesses to run and deserve the respect from their leaders.
These five points are what Jack Rochel lives by not only in his professional life but as well as in his personal life. Professionals will notice a huge difference in the way their business or practice is being run if they follow these points. With this in mind, companies should keep in mind that they should keep track of their weaknesses in order to become more competitive.