As part of exploring the four key Outlook Values, ‘motivation’ could arguably be the most important for our company.
If our team were not motivated to produce great work, we would not be able to deliver the quality of service and solutions our clients depend on.
Thank goodness, then, that our team have the motivation and long may this continue. So why is this I hear you ask?
Motivation is the desire to do things. It’s the difference between waking up and going to work and lazing around the house all day.
It’s the crucial element in setting and attaining goals, from both an individual and team perspective. This is the crux of true motivation.
At Outlook, we set targets. We create a framework and culture whereby we encourage individuals and teams to achieve their goals. Creating an environment conducive to delivering results and great work is a big part of this.
As a leadership team, we are always looking for ways to improve our company, its ethos, culture and services, and our staff are central to that. Happy, motivated staff can be the difference between just meeting a clients expectations and exceeding them. And in business today, marginal gains can be the difference between success and failure.
During our recent company conference we conducted an activity to discuss what actually demotivates our team. This was a useful exercise to enable us to start to look at ways we can remove the elements within our team’s daily routine that currently demotivate them.
Our relationship with our clients and suppliers requires two-way motivation, ultimately powered by the need to solve a challenge. By working in partnership, keeping the energy levels and enthusiasm high, we can ensure we deliver the very best results. Add a sprinkling of knowledge and expertise and voila, good times!
It’s interesting to consider that humans are inherently motivated. The need to survive, to put food on the table, a roof over our heads and protect our families are deeply rooted in society. Motivating an individual or team to go the extra mile requires belief and a willingness to invest in the company and its success. This can be rewarded financially in overtime or bonuses. However, it’s often the sense of personal or collective pride that is the real satisfaction for the pain, blood, sweat and tears.
Self-belief and personal goals influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. This combined with a collective vision is a truly powerful combination to achieving success.
We are all different and motivated by different things. That’s the real beauty and the real challenge of how best to grow and achieve our goals.
The desire to succeed, create great work and ultimately make our clients happy is testament to the team we have at Outlook. One we are very proud of.
To all of the team at Outlook, our clients and suppliers, thank you all for being motivated.
If you need motivation for your next communication challenge, get in touch now.