How to Motivate Your Team During the Last Months of the Year
The end of the year is upon us as we begin our initial decent into the infamous fourth quarter. These final three months of the year will determine whether an organization's goals were met, objectives were accomplished and overall progress was made from the previous year.
This time of the year will put your leadership skills to the test, and show just how effectively you can rally your team with time running out.
Here are a few tips that will help to keep your team on track:
Lead by example.
Actions speak louder than words. It's hard for employees to take speeches about finishing the year strong seriously if they don't see the motivation from their managers or executives. If executives expect their employees to push themselves to the limits by the end of the year, they will have to do so as well. If this means getting to the office early and leaving late, so be it.
Recognize great work.
While great work should be expected all year-round, it's important to recognize and praise employees when they go above and beyond in Q4. No one is expecting daily recognition for doing their job, but showing appreciation after seeing an employee put in 110 percent effort on a project or task will show staff members that executives are paying close attention to their efforts at the end of the year.
Set realistic Q4 goals.
By now, it's likely clear whether those goals will be met or not. Regardless of the organization's progress, executives will want to see a final push from their employees to set themselves up for a strong start to Q1. One way to accomplish this is to set Q4-specific goals that will regain the focus of employees and give them new targets to aim for. It's important to make sure that these goals are challenging yet realistic, enough to drive employees to deliver top performances but fair enough to not dishearten staff members.
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