Your workforce is your company’s powerhouse. If it bubbles up with energy, works enthusiastically, your company will climb the ladders of success. It is an obvious truth. Now, you may think that to have an energetic workforce; you’ll need to hire enthusiastic people. Well, this is also somewhat true, but it isn’t all. There are ways to get your workforce bubbling with energy even when it isn’t too enthusiastic on its own. In this blog we will discuss how you can get your workforce bubbling with vitality on every workday. Here we go:
1. Start the day with a refreshing morning meeting:
How we start our day often determines its course. So, you need to start the workday with your employees in an energetic manner. For this, you can gather them together for a refreshing morning meeting every day. In this meeting, you can have interesting informal conversations with your employees. You can ask them about their dreams, aspirations or how they spend their day at home and their unique life stories. Moreover, you can also ask your employees to share the funniest incidents of their life. All such things will make your employees dive in waves of joy and laughter. As a result, they’ll naturally start feeling energetic and work enthusiastically.
2. Dedicate some time to dancing or exercising in the middle of the day:
Do you know that physical activities are energy boosters? They trigger the secretion of happy hormones like Serotonin and Dopamine in the brain, making us feel positive and happy. Now, it is already known to us that we are naturally high on energy when we are so glad. We go running here and there. So, to make your employees bubble with energy, a straightforward thing you can do is dedicate some time to dancing or exercising in the middle of the day. You can play an exercise or dancing video on YouTube and ask your employees to set themselves free and just enjoy. You may also ask why we have specially mentioned conducting these sessions in the middle of the day. This is because we all are likely to get drained of energy around the afternoon. Therefore, it is the time when you’ll need to help your employees replenish their energy.
3. Make it a norm for everyone to have lunch together:
As human beings, we are social animals. We feel good at interacting with other people. It is as if it restores our vital energy. On the contrary, if we are alone, we are likely to feel sad, unhappy and low on energy. This implies that a straightforward way to get your employees bubbling with energy helps them connect. One of the best things you can do is make it a norm for everyone to have lunch together. It will help your employees bond with each other and boost their energy levels.
4. Conduct stress management activities daily:
You must have already experienced that when you are stressed, you naturally feel drained of energy. The same is true for each one of us. Stress drains our energy and negatively impacts our ability to concentrate on work. This implies that to help your employees feel energetic, you should try to assist them with stress management. For this, you can conduct stress management activities daily. Meditation, Deep breathing exercises and mindfulness are some examples of stress management activities you can conduct. The good news is that these activities don’t need much time to be practised. They yield powerful results even if practised only for 10 minutes. Moreover, you don’t need a particular instructor to conduct these activities. You can simply utilise YouTube videos to practice these activities with your workforce.
5. Encourage the utilisation of the pomodoro technique:
Just like the body starts feeling drained of energy after working for some time, the brain also does. When it gets tired, it needs a break, and if not provided, its efficiency gets negatively impacted. So, we must give our brain some rest whenever it gets tired. If you encourage your employees to do so, you’ll find them exhibiting higher levels of enthusiasm almost at all times of the day. But, as we cannot detect mental exhaustion easily, it is best to utilise the Pomodoro technique for this purpose. You have to set a timer for 25 minutes and work till the timer rings, and after that, you have to take a break for 5 to 7 minutes. You can enlighten your employees about this technique and encourage them to practice it while working.
6. Extend regular recognition to your employees:
Here is a question for you. What happens when someone appreciates or recognises your efforts? Don’t you feel happy and energetic? Your answer is obviously yes. This is the beauty of recognition. If you extend regular recognition to your employees for different things, they’ll naturally be happy and exhibit higher energy and enthusiasm levels. So, you should try to find various reasons to recognise your employees every day. These reasons don’t have to be big ones, small little reasons such as punctuality, optimism, and kindness are sufficient to create the magic.
7. Let your employees enjoy some autonomy:
We are more dynamic and zestful when we are allowed to do things in our way. This is because it will enable us to unleash our creativity without any obstruction. One simple yet effective way to keep your employees bubbling with energy is to let them enjoy some autonomy. You can just let them know about the tasks they have to complete and your expectations regarding the same and leave the rest to them.
An energetic and enthusiastic workforce is the key to an organisation’s success. You can quickly cultivate one in your company with the help of the tips mentioned above. Now, wishing you all the best and may all your endeavours come true.