As we plough into February, for many people those laudable New Year resolutions have faded to sad, distant memories. And, while the lingering weeks of winter can still sap morale, it’s not all doom and gloom. Help is at hand in the form of some simple steps you can take to keep your people engaged and productive until spring comes. A positive approach to boosting motivation is key to success. Here are my top tips.
- Set clear goals and provide feedback
- Recognise jobs done well
- Encourage staff to take lunch and regular breaks
- Think flexibly about working hours
- Teams work
These simple tips should be easy put into practice and can make a big difference to the wellbeing and performance of your team – and not just for winter but all year round.
By Dr Mark Winwood, Director of Psychological Services for AXA PPP healthcare