Good project managers know that successfully completing a project isn’t solely about streamlining processes and operations. The success of a project can be anchored on how motivated a team is to get the job done and do it right.
It’s because of this that managers are focusing on how to keep teams consistently motivated throughout the course of a project. This is especially challenging for the construction industry — a business that demands long hours and is defined by pressure to meet tight deadlines.
What can managers do to keep their construction teams motivated and boost morale, despite challenges that arise?
Remember that work-life balance is important for your team.
Employees know they are hired to fulfill a set of job responsibilities. Although getting the job done is important, managers should also take into account that their team’s work environment is just as relevant. Your employees are also people with personal lives outside of the office. Show them that your company cares about their professional as well as personal well-being. Establish a good work-life balance that motivates them to do a great job without them feeling like their work life is overtaking their personal life.
Celebrate wins — big or small.
Give recognition where it is due. Even a simple gesture can go farther than you think. Try sending an acknowledgment email for the team’s exemplary performance. Personally congratulate a colleague for their valued contribution. Also, consider rewarding your construction team bonuses or incentives to boost morale. It’s a simple motivational boost that can mobilize them to consistently produce high-quality results
Be the leader your team expects.
Team managers should lead by example. If your entire team is expected to clock in on time every day, make sure your own work schedule shows your commitment to the company and being there for them. If you want your team to be reliable and dependable, also exhibit those traits. One of the best motivators can be leading by example. Strive to attain high-quality assurance in every aspect of your work and be the leader that motivates your team to do the same.
Give them the tools that facilitate moving the project forward.
No matter how excited and focused your team is, they will be unable to do a great job if they don’t have tools to facilitate such. This might result in your team’s inability to achieve their goals which reduces motivation to continue to try. One of these tools may be a construction management software (CMS) such as PASKR. Teams are able to access files when needed, communicate with other more effectively, monitor and manage projects with ease, and stay current regarding the different stages of the project. The right tools with the right features make it a whole lot easier to stay motivated and do your best.
Motivation is essential to any workplace. A company’s growth or team’s success is dependent on how well you are able to motivate your team to successfully complete the job. Keep these tips in mind so your team members stay motivated.