1. Unlocking Potential: Five Successful Secrets to Motivating Employees

    As a business, your most valuable assets are your employees. When your staff is happy and motivated, they’re more likely to perform at the highest levels. “The best way to create this type of environment is by giving everyone a sense of ownership,” said Margaret Lenihan, senior vice president, Cash Management at PeoplesBank. In other words, get all your employees to think like entrepreneurs. “If your employees don’t feel they own their own spaces, they will constantly wait for your day-to-day directions and expect you to solve every problem,” Lenihan added.

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    1. The best way to create this type of environment is by giving everyone a sense of ownership.
    2. If your employees don't feel they own their own spaces, they will constantly wait for your day-to-day directions and expect you to solve every problem.
    3. Give them leeway in establishing the time frame for those goals.
    4. Letting your staff know what metrics you consider the most important allows them to decide what tradeoffs they're willing to take when making choices on the project.
    5. Especially if there may be budget constraints, decipher how much those restraints play into the success of the overall project and either adjust your expectations accordingly or decide if the project isn't realistic.
    6. Just because you're not physically hovering over your worker's desk doesn't mean that you're not micromanaging.
    7. Instead, go over the status of a project by having meetings at midway points and making suggestions.
    8. You shouldn't accept mistakes that are caused by laziness or sloppiness; however, you do need to tolerate a well-intentioned mistake.
    9. Always start with what went right before you discuss what went wrong.
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