Motivating someone-colleague or employee, need not be a big organised effort. There are simple, subtle ways to motivate without any heavy investment.
Start by communicating. You need to communicate to let someone know he is being appreciated and recognised for his contribution to the company, and decide to whom his efforts should be made known to.
Channels of communication:
Use technology to communicate.
One of the greatest usage of technology is its ability to give people the instant access to data and information and can bind people together
– Via Voice mail messages.
You can leave positive messages to thank those that have helped you or done something well. A voice mail from a client can be distributed to show others that they too, can accomplish their objectives.
– Via Internet (E-mail) and company Intranets systems.
Emails can help to build trust and develop positive work relationships, and encourage others to do better.
You can send the email thanking, praising someone, and send a copy to that person’s manager or others in the department.
Circulate the positive emails you received about other colleagues or employees that others will be encouraged to do better.
You can create a "notice board" online in the company’s Intranet where employees can read it. Or bringing it even further, create a pop-up window that displays such public praises when staff log onto the Intranet. Make it available that anyone can most these positive messages. Alternatively, if there is a staff notice board, print out the email and post it on the board.
– Via Company Staff Newsletter
You can also create a small publication of newsletter to update colleagues and employees on what’s happening in the company. Reserve a section or page dedicated to thank and praise staff for their contribution, or encourage others to send in their appreciation notes for publications.
Motivation starts from you
– Also remember to thank those you work with. Establish a practice of using your mobile phone, telephone or in writing for positive communication.
– Create a screen saver that has one or more messages reminding you to recognise people and performance in your department.
– Use the many virtual tools available on the net to show your appreciation, such as virtual cards, flowers
– Show your appreciation through small token of gifts like books, flowers
Recognition is most effective to motivate. Especially when used immediately after the action is done, it is the best way to reinforce and motivate the repetition of the desired action or performance.