- Building trust - as Steven M.R. Covey says in "The Speed of Trust" it takes good character, competence, and communications to build trust with others. The higher the trust on your team or in your organization the quicker things will be able to get done. If trust is low in your organization how can you build up one or more of the components of trust with others?
- Understanding what motivates your employees - is it money, recognition, time off, feeling like they are contributing? The more you understand each of your employees the better that you will be able to engage with them on what really matters to them. Each person may be motivated differently and therefore you need to motivate them in different ways.
- Engaging them with stories - influencing and motivating people through experiential communications often makes them want to move forward. Telling stories, using metaphors, creating avenues forward through purposeful communications can really draw employees with you as you try to move the team forward.
How engaged and motivated are your employees? What could you be doing better from the areas noted above to engage your employees more?