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How To Create Enthusiasm In The Office

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2017 | Executive Coaching

 

As a CEO or leader in your company, you may be struggling to create enthusiasm in your office. It’s important to remember that true enthusiasm comes from passionate people. Passion can be expressed in a plethora of ways due to the vastly different personality types in your office. There are a few specific ways to assist your employees in finding their sense of passion and ultimately adapt an enthusiastic style of work.

Model It

Employees will not be driven to truly enjoy the projects they are working on unless you, as a leader, show that you stand behind each project you produce. An employee is going to observe how his or her boss behaves in the office. If you are making a pleasant and positive impression and show enthusiasm towards your projects, it is less likely that your employees will evoke negativity.

Positively Reinforce

An employee is not going to enjoy being at work if they feel attacked by the boss. This means that constructive criticism along with acts of kindness and compliments when necessary are going to create a positive work environment and an overall happier place to be. If the employee is excited to go to work and feels that he or she is making a difference, passion will show in the overall performance. Encourage your employees to focus on what they are doing correctly before suggesting what they could do differently. If you focus on the positive, it will be easier to fix things that aren’t going so well.

Ask Questions

What do your employees want to see in the office? Would they be happier with more meetings or fewer meetings? Are they open to hearing feedback at this particular time, or can it wait? Understanding the needs of your team is going to help them on the pathway to enthusiasm. If an employee knows that the CEO or leaders in the company are listening to their concerns, they are going to feel wanted at work. Remember to consider employee engagement. This will result in your employees absorbing the company’s ideas and promoting them with positivity.

Focus on the Larger Purpose  

Daily tasks may feel mundane or repetitive for many of your employees. Make sure that you are constantly presenting the “big picture” or the global purpose as to why they are doing their job. Your employees will be more willing to focus on their projects if they are thinking about the multitude of ways in which their work ties to the purpose of the company. Each contribution to a project, no matter how small, is helping the company reach its goals.
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