Becoming a strong leader that leads by example can successfully inspire employees to become motivated in the workplace. Employees will follow leaders that have integrity. Integrity is to value relationships as well as act with honesty and truthfulness. Leaders who have these values can significantly impact coworker relationships which in return can have positive effects on the company’s work environment. It is important to have a strong leader in the workplace because it can motivate teamwork. According to a study conducted by the NCBI, “effective teamwork is now globally recognized as an essential tool for constructing a more effective and patient-centered health care delivery system.” So how do you successfully lead by example and inspire motivation in the workplace?
Get your hands dirty
It is important to understand what your employees are going through. So sitting back and dictating to others what you want or need to be done can make you prone to being disliked. No one likes doing the dirty work, however, if the leaders are willing to and do something that’s not, ‘their job or responsibility’, can motivate your employees as well as build trust.
Provide Employee Recognition
As a manager, it can be easy to get consumed with giving orders which, can lead to your teams decline. So consider taking the time to listen to your team and recognize their accomplishments. According to the balance careers, “Employee recognition can increase motivation when it is offered and implemented effectively. It is one of the keys to successful employee motivation.” Therefore it’s important to provide employee recognition to build trust, a key factor in employee satisfaction with their supervisors.
Provide Training and development opportunities
It is essential for companies to provide training and development opportunities to their associates. By doing so, employers are investing time and money into their employees anticipating an increase in employee innovation, performance, productivity, and consistency, while enhancing their businesses reputation and profile. Supplying a variety of training options is key for motivating employees and can make them feel satisfied with their roles. Training and development opportunities allow employees to acquire the necessary skills to conduct their job duties efficiently. Having access to these training opportunities allows employees to develop in a way that gives them an advantage over those in other companies who are left to find such opportunities elsewhere.
At Poet’s Walk, a Spring Hills Memory Care Community, we understand the impact of leading by example can have in the workplace and how important it is to keep our employees motivated. Our mentorship program helps new hires become acclimated with their job and provides them with someone to go to with any questions about their duties or tasks. We match these new hires with an associate that best fits their personality and it is the associate’s responsibility to lead by example. We request that all of our employees follow our C.A.R.E Standards that incorporate keeping a positive attitude, communicating well, acting respectfully, and being dedicated to caring with integrity. For more information about our company culture, click here.