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Scot Richardson, CEO of TicketMob (http://www.ticketmob.com/) shares his opinion about how to get your team excited about their work.Employees are perhaps a company's greatest asset and it's important to make sure everyone is passionate about doing their job.
There are a lot of things you can do to motivate a team of people to succeed.
One of the most important starting points is that everyone knows the vision and the goals of the organization to know what they are trying to achieve. Individuals have a hard time operating or knowing what they should do if they don’t know what the end goal is.
The second part which is similar to that is they need to know how they fit into that equation. Make sure that each member knows what their importance and role is in getting to that final destination. People really need to know what part they play in the bigger picture.
Third thing is celebrate success, whether that is a pat on the back or sending an email to everyone in the company about somebody’s success or putting something on the wall on a board, it makes people feel good when they are recognized socially. Make sure you celebrate publically in front of everybody. Another thing you can do is perks. Often times small perks work just as well as the big ones. Sometimes it is taking everyone out to lunch or getting everyone gift certificates so they can take their significant out to dinner. Those things go a long way to make them feel valued and important.
The last thing is to promote internally. Nothing is more frustrating than working really hard and having someone brought in from outside to be above you. Promoting internally creates a culture where people know if they succeed they will be able to build their career in the company.
Those are some ideas to help you motivate your team. If you do that, I think you will have a great culture and a great team.
Scot Richardson is the CEO of TicketMob. You can read more of his posts here on Docstoc or check out ticketmob.com to view content concerning his business.