What impact is your behaviour having?
If leaders get the working climate right, productivity goes up, employees feel more motivated and innovation increases. When they get it wrong, it can be disastrous.
How are you helping those around you to become more effective?
The 3 areas that I keep being asked about are:
Motivation – Resilience – Stress
How can I help my team be more resilient? How can I increase my teams’ motivation? How can I reduce the stress in the office? These and similarly themed questions are what come up time and time again when I meet with prospective clients.
The thing to notice is that they are all inter-related. You can greatly increase productivity if only you start to notice the connection and take action.
Having interviewed hundreds of people across all types of businesses over these last 11 years, I keep hearing the same themes. When people are stressed they are less motivated which impacts on their resilience. They don’t have that same ‘bounce-back-ability’ that they once had. Little things stress them out. They feel less able to pick themselves up and keep going. They don’t have the same energy and motivation that they once had.
Stress or at least perceived stress is what knocks the stuffing out of us. When we feel like we are spinning too many plates we feel over-whelmed. Or when we can’t see a way out or round a problem. When we’re not getting along with the people that we are working with or the project that we are working on and we don’t have any power to change the situation, this causes us to feel less motivated and under stress.
What can you do to change this?
The first rule is always to become more aware of what the problem is and what’s causing it. Is it a lack of motivation, feeling under-pressure or anxious and stressed. Then you need to decide what it is that you would like instead? What do you really want that you don’t currently have?
More flexibility in the way that you work?
Whatever comes up for you is the missing link. And maybe it’s more than one thing. Maybe it’s three or four things that need to change before you re-ignite your passion and drive. Before you find your renewed vigor for your job.
Once you realise what it is that you want and what needs to change, the next thing to do is take action. If you keep doing the same things, you’re going to keep the status quo. You need to take action and change some part of your behaviour if you want to have a different result.
And lastly pay attention and notice if this action is working. If not, you need to keep looking at your outcome and what behaviour you’re currently doing. You may need to try out some new tactics in order to find the best action for you.
Where to now?
If you’re interested in developing yourself and would like more choice in how you interact with other people, feel free to contact me. email@example.com or 01344 774999