Who keeps the wheels moving within your organization? Who keeps everything in place when chaos is raging? Who do you trust to oversee your business when you are not there?
Generally it’s the admin/secretarial/support staff who toil away at their computers day after day, week after week and maybe year after year.
Tell me…when’s the last time you praised or thanked them for their hard work? You probably did the same thing as everybody else does during Xmas by taking your loved ones out for dinner or lunch. A once in a lifetime indulgence. What about what’s to come in the coming 51 weeks?
How can you keep their motivation and keep their spirits high in the next few months? Did you realize that if you reward with a little reward regularly the performance of their employees and their unwavering devotion to you will not be affected. Instead of being able to take a break at the smallest hint of cough or sniffle or even any excuse to not go to work, they’ll more likely to do everything they can to ensure that the team is not let down.
Everyone is awed by rewards and recognition. Yet, how do you come up with a method to reward and motivate your team during the entire year? The good news is that I have the solution.
In an organization, whether large or small, the top management and sales personnel get regularly subjected to personal development, motivational sessions and seminars. They are energized and then, after returning to work they are unable to comprehend why office staff aren’t able to match that level of energy.
Your support team is vital for your company and requires frequent exposure to these kinds of tasks. They require exposure in order to maintain their enthusiasm because they are the ones who your customers, clients suppliers and future customers are in constant contact with. How do you reach them?
You could recommend to your team members that they take part in a specific number. of personal development workshops all through the year. This may be for everyone because they might not attend because they aren’t aware of what’s on offer and/or make excuses to not go due to there’s too much to do. There are plenty of people who have stated this to me.
It is possible to organize an internal personal development program. Maybe you can invite the outside (motivating) speaker every month for the “Lunch n Learn” session or perhaps a breakfast every day.
You’re probably thinking “this sounds like a lot of task, but I don’t have enough time for this. Where do I get those speakers?”
The Good News
In the wake of an overwhelming desire for some of my customers to inspire their office staff I’ve decided to add an additional dimension of The Office Organiser. I’m calling it the Speaker Organiser.
The challenge is to find the correct speaker. Since I am an Accredited Professional Speaker of the National Speakers Association of Australia I have access to a variety of engaging, motivational and educational speakers to suit your requirements and budget.
The Speaker Organiser can take the worries out of your planning and co-ordinate an educational/motivation programme for you and your team. Maybe you manage an association, and you want to develop and inspire your members.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just looking for an individual speaker for a ‘Lunch and Learn’ seminar, conference departmental or breakfast, I’ll arrange the event to meet your requirements. My goal is to provide personal development programs that encourage, inspire and motivate you and your team regularly.
If they can be assured that your business cares about and appreciates them, and is ready to support their growth and development it will have a significant affect the workplace’s productivity, morale and relationships.
In the end, who is the most valuable asset to every organisation…the people!
Lorraine Pirihi is Australia’s Personal Productivity Specialist as well as a Leading Life Coach. Her company The Office Organiser specialises in helping small entrepreneurs and managers how to organize their work to allow them to have an enjoyable life! Lorraine is also an engaging speaker and has written a number of publications, including “How you can Survive and thrive in the Workplace!”