Motivation Series: Combatting Spring Fever
Memorial Day is a week away, bringing with it the unofficial start of summer. As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, many offices are struck with seemingly incurable cases of “spring fever”, making it difficult to keep employees motivated, engaged and productive.
Combatting Spring Fever
How do we keep our employees engaged when they would rather be outside enjoying the sunshine and nice weather? An incentive program is an effective tool that can be helpful in keeping engagement levels up during seasonal transitions. Over the next few months, we will be providing a three-part blog series on motivation to help tackle these seasonal transitions and get ahead of the motivational slump. For our first installment, we are providing five simple steps to keep in mind to encourage engagement within an employee incentive program.
Create New Goals
Creating new goals is essential to productivity and managing a project. This is also a key aspect of an effective engagement program. By setting attainable goals for employees, you encourage teamwork and a sense of accomplishment and provide more opportunities for employees to earn rewards while keeping engagement high.
While this may seem counterintuitive to inspiring productivity, encourage employees to take a mental break and step outside at some point throughout the day. This way they can soak up some sunshine and refocus to maximize productivity.
Provide Desirable Rewards
To excite your employees and further encourage productivity, make sure to keep your reward offerings fresh and up to date. The entire program will fall flat if employees aren’t inspired by the reward selection that is offered, so make sure to include a diverse selection of trending products from the top-name brands that employees want and that fit their lifestyles.
Host Interactive Events
Incorporate interactive events within your incentive program this summer. An exclusive event that allows your employees to interact with rewards they can redeem for will leave a lasting impression and feeling of appreciation while encouraging engagement and productivity.
Listen to what your employees are saying and gain feedback on what they want! It can be hard to stay focused this time of year, so be sure to ask your employees what they want in their incentive program and what type of rewards they would like or what type of interactive events they would enjoy to boost morale and foster an environment of success.
By keeping your incentive program updated with new goals and exciting rewards, you can fight spring fever and keep employees motivated and productive year-round. Rymax has partnerships with hundreds of today’s hottest brands, offering thousands of brand-name products that are constantly being updated with the latest and greatest. If you are interested in learning more, contact us.