If you are lucky enough like us to love what you do as well as the people you work with, then even you too know that even in the best of circumstances we can still lose motivation.
Really with anything in life, it can all become overwhelming.
So how do we keep ourselves, our co-workers, and our staff motivated?
We have 5 tips for you when the day seems to hold less productivity than you’d like:
- Get a Glimpse of the Fruits of Your Labor
Seeing what your hard efforts have reaped can definitely motivate. Without seeing the final product, we can often feel like just another worker bee in the assembly line. Seeing the finished product allows us the knowledge that we contributed and that what we’ve spent time on was meaningful.
So while it’s not always possible to see the finished product on a collaborative effort, or something your boss asked you to do, if you can catch a glimpse it’s definitely worth it.
- Take on Difficult Projects
Don’t back down. Ever. At least when it comes to taking on new projects at work. If you need to back down from a bull fight, that’s totally acceptable.
Studies show that the more difficult a project is, the more accomplished and satisfied you feel upon its completion.With this in mind, don’t be frightened to try something new at work. It’s always okay to ask for help or advice along the way.
- Give and Receive Positive Reinforcement
When we are in challenging positions, whether in life or at work, the correlation between our belief in our own capabilities and how well we deal with the situation is clear.
Whether you’re a boss telling your staff that they’ve done a good job here and there, or you’re just you using a mantra in the mirror, positive reinforcement can have monumental effects on confidence.
- Help Others
Generally, we’re more likely to go above and beyond when we believe we’re helping others.
When, let’s say, you find yourself with little work left to do at work but you have the whole week left, it may be a good idea to ask a co-worker if they need help with anything.
The intention or desire to help others without any expectation of reward is referred to as “prosocial behavior”. You can look it up, it’s a thing.
- Look at Cute Pictures of Animals, in Moderation
Similar to universities having a puppy room during exams to relieve the stress of students, research shows that looking at pictures of animals or babies helps us focus.
Lucky for us at Y5, we have our very own puppy mascot to cuddle with whenever we need to “focus more”.
You can be sure working with Y5 will be a positive experience. We work together as a team to accomplish our goals and create beautiful, creative work. To work with us give us a call at 778-379-2177 to talk about TeamPlay!