Tips to Keep Your Team Motivated and Inspired During Challenging Times

//Tips to Keep Your Team Motivated and Inspired During Challenging Times

Tips to Keep Your Team Motivated and Inspired During Challenging Times

Understandably, maintaining morale during difficult times comes with challenges. With the ongoing pandemic, many professionals in construction are feeling exhausted, isolated, and overwhelmed. These tips will help keep your team motivated and inspired in spite of adversity.

Listen and Communicate

First and foremost, it is important to keep the lines of communication open. Let your employees know they can come to you if they have concerns or need reassurance. Each of your employees will need different kinds of support right now. The best thing you can do is listen to them so you can identify their needs and respond accordingly.

Remind Them of the Value of Their Work

With so much stress outside of the office, it is going to be difficult for your employees to focus on the beneficial work they perform. Regularly reminding them that the work they do improves the lives of people in their community will help them maintain a sense of purpose, which, in turn, will help them stay motivated.

Set a Silly Goal

Another way you can improve morale is to set a silly goal, such as agreeing to do something embarrassing if the team meets a specific goal or deadline. Agree to jump in a river or wear a crazy outfit all day. This can be a smart way to infuse some fun into the workplace and provide the team with a necessary distraction from the challenging times we are all facing right now. Meanwhile, the team has a common goal to work towards, which can also raise morale.

Show Your Appreciation

It is always a great idea to share praise and show your appreciation whenever you can. Even small things like gift cards, thank you notes, or a catered lunch can help the team feel valued. You want your team to know their work has meaning and that you appreciate the effort they put in each day because it provides them with an incentive to continue working hard and performing at their best.

These are unprecedented times. It makes sense that many construction professionals feel anxious and overwhelmed right now. This can affect team morale. Luckily, there are many strategies employers can use to improve engagement and motivation during the pandemic, such as maintaining an open line of communication, reminding them that their work has value, setting fun goals, and showing them how much you appreciate the hard work they perform.


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By | 2020-07-28T09:34:34-04:00 July 28th, 2020|Construction Blog|

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The Birmingham Group has been serving the construction industry since 1967. Brian Binke took over the firm in 1995 and since that time, he has personally placed over 1200 construction managers and senior leaders, with company revenues ranging from $10 million dollars to the largest ENR 400 companies in the industry. Brian is an industry innovator, with a specialized skillset in construction. His keen understanding of business, the construction industry, and ability to effectively match and recruit top leaders has led to many accolades. He was ranked the #1 International Billing Owner in the construction industry for his own personal production and has been consistently recognized as one of the Top 10 International Billing Owners out of 800 owners worldwide. This includes owners across every industry. In 2013, Brian was awarded the #1 International Billing Owner within the entire network. For over two decades, Brian has been considered one of the most influential thought leaders in the construction industry. His business and construction knowledge are used as a resource for some of the nation’s most prominent publications. In the past year alone, Brian has been quoted in or authored articles for The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, MoneyWatch, Construction Today, ConstructionDive, United Rentals, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, American Express, Builder Magazine, and Human Resource Executive, among others. "I believe companies are a lot like sports teams. The team with the best players usually wins. It is my passion to deliver the absolute best talent to my client companies – the market’s top performers, the talent that every company wants to hire but which seldom seems available. To put it simply, I thrive on helping my clients build their Dream Team." - Brian Binke, The Birmingham Group

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