People just want to feel good about where they work and what they are doing. Managerial encouragement goes a long way toward that end. Ashley Fidel writes for The Muse with seven ways to keep enthusiasm up. For instance, telling people they earnestly did a “good job” is an incredibly easy way to raise spirits. To remove threats of monotony, create team goals that are both productive and actually fun to try attaining. When people feel frustrated, address those feelings head on, perhaps relating a similar experience of your own to establish a commonality and to try to assuage concerns. Be kind to people’s personal lives and set regular schedules that do not make them juggle other priorities in their lives. And in order to cultivate employee skills and interests, consider having a “skillshare” every once in a while where employees share their hobbies with each other. An especially clever idea Fidel recommends is having new people fill out a questionnaire where they list their “favorite” things, like favorite candy and flower, for instance; then, as a random act of kindness later, you buy that person some of their favorite things! The final tip related is to lead by example. If you want a cheery workplace, you have to be cheery yourself, at least as much as is practical.
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