Everyday I wake up, I ask myself, “how could I become a better servant towards others”. I take out my list and get to thinking, well better yet I brainstorm. I think about other individuals for whom I work with problems and ask my brain, “how could I be of assistance”? How could I impact others to keep going? How could I motivate them to do better, by just caring about their problems and helping resolve their issues. During the work day, I normally ask my subordinates, “how are they doing”? Often at times I stop them in the middle of the hard working day to ask them about their families, duties, and weekend. This was a great way for me to know my coworkers better and spend a little one on one personal time together, getting to know them. This led the productivity at work to sky rocket. I wasn’t a strategic plan genius but I just always seemed to have cared for my people. When you show others you care for them and are willing to listen to there problems, – that builds trust. You have now opened other great doors for your work orginanztion. This is how you connect with individuals and they also get a chance to figure out who you truly are as a person.
Why you shouldn’t hide in your Office
Sure, I get it! We all have work to do and have to put the mission first. Still, sinking in your office all day isn’t going to make you a great inspirational leader. Instead, it could kill morale as you just always delegate orders and don’t seem to care how others are doing. As men we sometimes get side tracked and gain tunnel vision because we have so much pride in our own success, which could better harm you, than it could help. Meanwhile, we put others off and seem to don’t care of our workers or coworkers because we plow our faces in a computer screen until the work day is over. Coming from behind that small/medium/large desk top and getting to know who works for you could help you and your company grow. It shows you have a heart and are willing to put your people first.
Share great memories
I remember when my coworker told me a while back his wife loved that fancy restaurant, called papitos, but they rarely went because they couldn’t afford it. Well, one night after a long week of work, I offered him and his wife to a night out at the restaurant, that they loved so much, boy was he estatic. This allowed me to get to understand my coworker and build a new trust within him and also his wife. This memory lasted a lifetime. By sharing such a great memory it showed that it wasn’t all just hard work, rusty hand, and no days off. This allowed me to understand who he was as a Humam Being. Boy was he forever grateful!
Put yourself 2nd
Now when I say, “put yourself second”, I don’t mean always. To help others and be of great inspiration you have to at times throw your pride behind you and think from their perspective. This type of learning experience could help you and that person you are helping. Everybody have hopes and dreams and need some type of help. Putting your traits to the side for a split second while helping someone reach their full potential is always one of great patience and character.
These are all some great ways you could build your work morale for the better. Enganging with the people who work hard in your company is always a great way to show them you care. Putting the people first is always number 1 in my playbook, especially if they make you millions of dollars. I don’t care if I am just a worker at McDonald’s, I will always make my way to show others they matter and are apart of a healthy team.
Question: How do you engage with your coworkers? What are some techniques you use to motivate others?