It is a popular saying that people with great passion make the impossible happen.
However, it is also quite common to see that passion fading away in employees over a period of time. A number of factors play a role in this, but monotony at work is the biggest reason that makes it impossible for employees to continue working with the same vigor and enthusiasm.
As a leader, there’s not much you can do about the type of work that’s happening. What you can do, however, to make sure that this passion does not fade away is to make the work environment friendly, energetic and jovial so that no one wants to leave.
Here’s how you can do:
Monotony kills creativity. Make work fun by fostering an environment of creativity and innovation. Inspire team members to keep coming with new and creative ideas constantly. And, don’t just inspire - bring those ideas into action wherever and whenever possible so that the team members also get to see their contribution matters.
Make Working Fun
Don’t let the office environment become dull, where people are confined to their work desk all the time. Make engagement beyond work a habit. Crack a joke, play a prank, and do some fun activities to make sure that there’s never a dull moment at work.
Along with focusing on the growth of your business, make sure there is an equal emphasis given to the personal growth of every individual as well. Remember these words from Richard Branson - “if you take care of your employees, they will automatically take care of your business. It’s that simple.”
Keep It Simple
In the end, all I’d like to say is that never forget that you are working with humans. Remember the emotions, and share them with everyone in the team. Inculcate the feeling of working together, and work in unison to achieve a common goal. It sounds quite simple, and it is so if you are willing to implement it from your heart, as a leader.
And, that’s what matters!!!
About the Author
Vartika Kashyap is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub — leading project management software. From contributing to websites such as The Huffington Post, Business.com, Elearning, Dzone, and The Next Web to becoming LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017 and 2018, she has recognised amazing new ways to reach the audience. She weaves stories about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, and common workplace events. She also loves to read and travel to new places.