Most executives have some personality traits in common: strong leadership skills, comfortable with managing/supervising others, capable of good decision making, etc. But, there are key areas in where they might differ. There are leaders that are more passionate about their work, and therefore more inclined to make sure their teams are passionate. To some leaders, the act of motivating their employees comes naturally. But, others need to consistently focus on making sure they motivate and uplift their employees. Level of motivation, and passion, can seriously affect a team and their performance. Regardless of position, creating a good culture is the ideal way to make sure your team is delivering good results. So, how can you motivate your employees and create a positive effect on performance.

Job Well Done

I’m not sure about you, but I often work better when I receive encouragement from my boss or peers. As a leader, you shouldn’t have to praise your employees for every small task. But, the occasional pat on the back can go a long way. When an employee receives recognition, he/she is motivated to continue working hard.

Growth and Development

Many people become stagnant when they start a job. School is done, so we stop learning, right? Wrong. Offering employees opportunities for growth and develop is a great way to motivate them! They want to learn and grow. Learning new skills will allow them to take on more projects and achieve more for you and the company.

Company Culture

Boasting an inclusive company culture will always be beneficial for the organization, and all employees. Consider hosting happy hours or events outside the office to encourage employees to relax and get to know one another. This will leads to employees becoming more comfortable within the company.

What Do You Think?

Allow employees to make their own decision, or ask their opinion. When a problem arises considering asking, “what do you think we should do?” Employees want to know they are trusted, and will appreciate your belief in them.


Laurus Group is a leading Philadelphia Area Search & Staffing firm. Headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, Laurus also has offices in Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley. We offer temporary, temp-to-perm, contract, and direct-hire (permanent) positions in Accounting and Finance, Healthcare, Professional (HR, Customer Service, Administrative, etc.) and Technology. Visit our “About Us” page to learn more.

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