Keeping Home Business Morales High

There are various ways of keeping morale high in your home business. No matter what business you run, if you employ people within your company, it’s vital that moral is kept high. All successful companies within the business world make it one of their priorities to keep moral high as this leads to greater productivity within the home based business.

James Riching's Finance writer from Brighton told us how he kept business morale high ...

A few years ago, I ran a small business with 10 employees within the company. Although the business was small, I was always aware of the moral within the company and there were certain methods and techniques I established to cement a positive attitude surrounding the business.

If you’re running a small or medium sized business and you’re looking for some morale tips for your staff, here are some of the successful methods I did.

Team Goals

This type of morale boosting is more focused on the employees as one rather than rewarding them on an individual basis. You can reward “the team” in a number of ways, but what's most important is giving the team a goal to work towards and upon reaching it, giving them a group reward or prize.

Setting a certain freelancing sales target (if you’re involved in the sales business) is a good way of setting a goal, but their are many other ways you can set targets! Its up to you whether you set a monthly goal or a yearly goal!

What sort of prize can you give out? Well again their are many options here but how about a group day out somewhere? Paintballing or a nice dinner at a pub or restaurant is something that everyone can look forward to. Likewise hiring entertainment from businesses like classique, is a great way of spending an evening with your staff. Lets be honest, who doesn’t want to see a magician or fire breather close up!

Individual Goals

Team goals are great to include everyone, but sometimes it can work well motivating people on an individual basis rather than as a team. Setting a prize for the homeworker of the month or worker of the year is a great way of getting individuals within the company to go that extra mile. It can create a healthy competitive atmosphere within the company and as  long as this doesn’t spill into something poisonous, it can only be good for the productivity of the home based business.

Many home businesses implement this tactic successfully by rewarding individual performances with vouchers and various other prizes, however, what's really important with this tactic is to make sure that the prize is attainable to all within the company, and not just the sales arm within the business. You could get creative with this, such as on dress down Fridays, the person with the most yellow outfit wins a prize, for example! Something silly like this is always a good mood enhancer!

There are many other methods you can choose to do but these were the best ones that worked for my business and I’m sure they’ll work for yours also! Just remember a positive attitude within the workplace is vital so using a combination of team and individual goals and rewards is probably the best way of keeping morale high!