Finding quality facility management and property management workers can be a real challenge, and keeping them motivated can be even more difficult. While the work itself is crucial, it isn’t glamorous and workers may feel underappreciated.
We asked 25 FM and PM professionals for tips on how to motivate staff and have compiled their tips and ideas below, separated into five main sections.
(It’s interesting to note that nearly all these motivation ideas play into Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, either applying to the basic needs like safety and physiological needs, or psychological needs like esteem and belonging.)
Of course, your staff isn’t working just to have something to do. To them, it’s a healthy income and a way to provide for their family.
Clear and defined goals help people know what they are working towards.
Not all rewards have a dollar sign.
Knowing how to motivate staff on an emotional level is important.
Freedom and flexibility within their work can be a huge motivator to empower employees.
We hope you find some new ideas for motivating your staff here.
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