Six ways to create a motivating environment for your team & encouraging the “extra step culture”

Written by : Samir H. Bata What is it that makes one workplace environment productive, filled with energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the common purpose? Why some work environments lead to lack of commitment, belonging, frustration and boredom A motivating environment for people is where they are willing to work more than 100% of their capacity, at the same time enjoy what they do without any external push A motivating environment is the environment that ignite the will to do and the passion of what we are doing I personally enjoy what I do and this by itself creates a great momentum It is the role of the leader to make sure that the environment is positive, and energizing I would like to suggest six different ways to create this environment around our teams and even around our selves Link the work purpose to the personal values of your team: If people feel that what they are doing is of no value and waste of time they become demotivated and feel down. What we need to do as leaders is help team members identify the added value of what they do that leads to make a difference to others. Communicate, Listen, engage them, give performance feedback, and define your expectations from each one: Find out what is in the minds, and hearts of your people. Ask for their suggestions and opinions on their work. Give some space to your team members to work and innovate. You also should avoid getting involved with every detail. Show that you trust them and respect their decisions. Of course coaching and mentoring is...

A little effort makes a big difference

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Six steps to eliminate and close chapters in your life so you will be happier, and productive

Samir H. Bata We all live on this earth and have so many chapters opened like friends, jobs, family, people, thoughts, social groups, activities etc…. Some of these chapters are helping us live a happy life full of joy and happiness. Some others are causing lots of pain, headache, frustration, and disappointments, which consequently leads to unhappiness, unhealthy life, worry and misery. Since our objective is to be happy and enjoy the world we are living in, it is essential that we close those chapters that cause this negative impact on us and find new chapters that reverse the negative feelings, worries and pain Personally, I closed too many chapters in my life, and this led to a better feeling. I broke up some personal relationships with “previously called friends”, snapped away working relationships with awesome clients that caused headache, left tasks that made my life miserable, left places I liked before and never came back to, and so on is the case with many chapters that I closed. To do that and close the annoying chapters, I would like to suggest a six steps approach to enable you to do that: Recall moments of pain, frustration disappointments , unhappy feelings in your personal life or work life Define which chapters are associated with these negative feelings Decide to close these chapters immediately with a logical exit plan, be assertive about it and eliminate people or circumstances that bring you down Do not think back about the negative consequences of closing these chapters, since you had already identified them as negative points and causing lots of pain and unhappiness...