How to motivate a team?
Make sure that everyone knows what is expected of him or her and what needs to be done. This may involve establishing another form of readable compass that helps explain where the business wants to go and what it wants to do (and why) before numerical targets are set.
Although it may seem a bit basic, a simple list filled with clear, itemised tasks that can be checked off after they’ve been completed could be just what’s needed to help employees focus on one goal at time and affirm that progress is being made.
Reward good people with additional responsibility and recognition by letting them come up with their own solutions.
Let employees know that you’re taking the waste-reduction process seriously by providing feedback. Give everyone free rein to compete with other departments and/or coworkers.
Divide every workday into time blocks and record what was done in each. Compare what was accomplished to what was expected.
Do the two compare? If not, why not?
If a task seems too daunting or elusive stop thinking about it and move on to the next item on the ‘to do’ list. This can help maintain momentum.