We always talk about employee productivity and how it’s important to do everything we can as business owners to keep our employees motivated. Of course, helping employees be productive is not always easy. How we chose to motivate one employee might not always be suitable for another employee and vice versa.
One thing that seems to work for all employees, however, is being incorporated into the team spirit and culture. Taking the time to make your employees feel part of something can have a very positive on employee motivation and productivity. Employees who feel that their company is one big family where successes are celebrated and failures are forgiven can give 100%.
This makes it vital for employees to embrace the company’s history and feel the urge to keep working towards the company’s next success and this is why marking milestones is essential for any business.
Marking Milestones Makes Employees Faithful
One of the biggest mistakes that business owners usually make is that they fail to understand that their company is as much their employees’ company as it is theirs. Employees care about the future of the company they work for, not only because it ensures their professional and financial future, but also because over time they grow fond of the company they work for and what it represents.
Employees who celebrate company milestones are more likely to remain faithful to the brand because the brand eventually becomes something very personal which they want to see succeed. So, employees who celebrate company milestones are proud of the company they work for and this makes them more driven to work towards securing the company’s future as a leader in its respective industry.
Celebrating Is a Vital Part of Company Culture
Most companies spend the better part of their lives never fully embracing their employees, and these are the companies that usually fail to retain top talent.
If, however, you manage to make celebrating victories – big or small – an integral part of who you are as a company your employees will feel the need to aim for more victories.
Since setbacks or slipups can never be avoided in the corporate world, boosting employee morale becomes a vital characteristic of every successful company. So, celebrating company victories becomes a praise to employees who don’t give up and never allow setbacks hold them back from giving 100%.
What’s important to remember is that success does not just derive from the hard work of a few special employees. As managers or employers, we sometimes select those few employees who are closer to getting us results, or who generally perform well, and we follow their trajectory in the company, always praising them and being thankful for their presence. While this is not necessarily a bad thing to do, failing to recognize the contribution of every single employee makes you, without a doubt, a bad manager. Failing to recognize everyone’s efforts is like killing the company culture.
For a company to stay afloat, everyone has to keep on rowing and this is why everyone counts. Celebrating minor milestones is just as important as marking bigger milestones because it keeps employees driven. Make your employees feel that there’s no insignificant victory and all of your victories will be big.
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Managing employees is not always easy but if you work on your company culture and mark company milestones, as well as the individual milestones of every employee, your employees will be motivated and the workplace will be happier which will boost productivity by tenfold.
Do you celebrate milestones in your company? Do you think it is effective? Your thoughts and comments below please…