Planning for the future with uncertainty
The only thing certain is that we all experience uncertainty. If it is not the Brexit divorce saga, it will be something else. For your business and organisation you may be planning for the future but in order for that future to happen you need your team to concentrate on delivering a high quality service for your customers today. It is easy to get distracted and overwhelmed by a background of disharmony and ongoing bickering, fearing something that may or may not happen.
Managing Short Term Goals
If you are leader with a background of change or uncertainty you will need to ensure that your people are focused on today and ensure that short term goals are achieved. You will also need to be sure that your team retain sincere positivity and instil confidence with every interaction that they have with your customers. Maintaining a highly motivated team requires action on your part.
How to Keep Your Team Motivated
Keeping your team focused and motivated with a background of uncertainty involves a lot of communication. Bringing the fears of your team out into the open, acknowledging their fears, providing reassurance and support are the first step in the process of helping your team concentrate on today. A combination of regular team meetings and one to one meetings will allow you to keep your finger on the pulse of the business. You will then have a better chance of spotting bumps and addressing these bumps before they turn into mountains.
Provide your team with a pleasant place to work
Everyone wants to work in an office environment that is clean and stimulating, and that makes them feel good instead of bad. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make an office a more pleasant place to be.
Set Clear Goals and Encourage happiness in your business or organisation
Happy employees are enthusiastic and positive members of the team, and their attitude is infectious. Keep an eye on whether or not your people are happy with their work, their employer, and you. If they’re not, you can count on this unhappiness to spread.
And a final word
You don’t have to do everything yourself, there a great supports available to help you and your team. Training, development and team building days are a great way to address issues in a comfortable and non-invasive way. Employing supports like this help you to create an open work -culture where openness is encouraged so that the team have a clear mind to focus on delivering for your customers consistently.
FREE training and development consultation
If you would like to talk to a training and development expert about managing with uncertainty in the background, we will help you to work through a plan that will work for your organisation. Talentpool has been successfully helping organisations and businesses develop training and development plans for over ten years. Contact us today if you would like a FREE training and development consultation from one of our learning experts.