Tip #10 – Keeping Your Team Motivated

Congratulations!  You’ve hired a new marketing, creative or interactive team member!  They’re up and running, but how do you keep your new hire and your existing team motivated?  If you take a lesson from Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, then you’ll know that bullying your staff and barking out unclear orders are not the best ways to inspire your team.

In order for your team to actually be creative, they need to stay motivated.  Sounds simple enough right?  But it can be a challenge so try to remember that as a manager it’s important that you…

  • Take the time to define your management style – You can’t inspire a team if you don’t understand how to effectively manage.
  • Get to know each team member and their work style – A team is a team, but it’s comprised of individuals. Don’t lose sight of that.
  • Communicate efficiently – Knowing that communication is key and providing a clear vision can keep your team productive.
  • Invest in your team – They need to understand their role in your company’s initiatives and how they are essential to your organization’s success.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Devil Wears Prada series and that our tips have provided you some food for thought.

Keep in mind that you’re not alone; we’re here for you (and we won’t throw our coats at you!)  Our staffing professionals work with managers every day to provide guidance and insight into hiring and retention practices.

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