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Inspired, enthusiastic colleagues immediately translate into a healthier, happier work environment for all. However, when deadlines are tight and workloads are heavy, motivation can disappear in the blink of an eye. Luckily, by making a few changes to the way in which you carry yourself within the workplace, you can make a massive difference to the overall mood of your peers. Below, we share some useful tips on how to inspire and uplift your colleagues.
Enthusiasm is Contagious
It only takes one person to restore the faith of an entire team. If you can sense that people are feeling down, de-motivated or stressed, do everything that you can to re-ignite their passion and enthusiasm for their jobs and for the company in general. If you can demonstrate your own enthusiasm and good faith, the chances are high that this attitude will spread to those around you.
Include Them in Your Growth Efforts
Do you have plans of growth for your team? Is there an interesting workshop that you feel a number of your other colleagues might benefit from? Spread the word and try to include as many of your colleagues as you possibly can. After all, there is nothing quite like a few new, interesting career opportunities and the potential for growth to inspire people in the workplace.
Share Your Wisdom
If you have a special skill or talent that another colleague has shown interest in, do everyone a favour and share your knowledge and wisdom. Take the time to train someone and watch as their entire mood and attitude towards their job changes. Plus, you never know what you might learn from them along the way!
Plan Team Building Events
“All work and no play…” We all know how the old saying goes – and it holds a lot of truth. Motivate your colleagues by thinking of interesting team building ideas and pitching them to upper management. Fun, strategic activities such as bowling or laser tag are best. Not only will they provide you with the chance to socialise and get to know your colleagues better, they will also give you the opportunity to get away from your desks and enjoy a bit of exercise – something which is sure to inspire and uplift even the most jaded of employees!
At the end of the day, motivating your colleagues is simply a matter of maintaining a positive attitude and taking the initiative to make the most of your time in the workplace.