Motivating your employees can be tough right now. You’ve probably read the statistics that show 32% of employees are engaged in their work. What should managers do to turn this trend around as we head into the New Year?

Strategies to Motivate Your Employees in 2023

If motivating your workforce is challenging, here are four strategies you can apply right now to inspire and engage your team:

Clearly communication expectations and goals

Employees want to be a part of something greater than themselves. Sit down with your workforce and map out your mission, goals, and expectations. Notice we suggested that you do this with your employee? Don’t impose expectations on employees without first seeking their buy-in. Together, you can look at the mission of the company and the department, and then set realistic goals for each quarter in 2023. 

Reward your employees frequently

You should always lead with the carrot, not the stick if you want your workforce to stay motivated. Once you’ve set the goals for the year, quarter by quarter, turn your attention to setting up a rewards program that keeps employees engaged. But don’t put the reward only at the end of the year as an annual bonus. Instead, go for lots of smaller rewards that climb the mountain toward the big prize at the journey’s end.

Offer opportunities for growth and development

Consider offering training, professional development, mentorships, and leadership opportunities to help employees grow in their jobs. Start by creating career roadmaps with every employee that allows them to see themselves in better positions within your organization. Then give them the support they need to get there. You can also combine professional development with an emphasis on promoting from within. Really give your workforce a chance to climb the ladder and stay in your company for the long haul—and they will.

Build a positive work culture

A positive work culture begins with open communication between leadership and staff. Open communication builds trust and fosters a sense of community. Also, create a supportive and collaborative work environment that values diversity and inclusion. Finally, involve your employees in the decision-making process. This will engage and inspire them in the mission of the organization.

We know motivating employees is difficult. We’ve lived through some unprecedented times in the last two years. But with 2023 comes an opportunity for employers to make changes to their organization. These improvements can help motivate their workforce to put in their best effort on the job.

Exelare is at the forefront of this effort. We offer a smart cloud-based software platform that allows managers to easily track the performance of their internal teams. Our tool can do more than just help you recruit a better class of job candidates. Exelare can help you track employee behaviors that lead to a more successful organization and more collaborative teams.

Are You Ready To Get Your Employees Motivated?

Talk with us today about how we can help you improve this year.