how to keep the team motivated

How Do I Keep My Team Energized and Motivated in the Schlog? #AskingForAFriend

It’s a new year- but not much has changed. How do you keep your team energized and motivated as the schlog continues? Today I share 4 ways to keep your team motivated as the challenge of the pandemic continues.

I was snowshoeing with a friend the other day, and she told me how worried she was about her team. They were all Slacking one another and talking about how great it was for 2020 to be behind them, and looking for a fresh start in the new year. But the challenge is, the turn of a calendar is not going to change much and she is concerned for their mental health.  And of course, she wants to help keep her team energized and focused.

4 Ways to Keep Your Team Energized and Motivated During Difficult Times

  1. Acknowledge the reality of the scene.
  2. Break down big goals into smaller projects to keep a sense of momentum.
  3. Keep your team focused on what they can control—and limit the number of people you include in the broader contingency planning.
  4. Invite people to talk about their personal goals … just a few of my thoughts.
What would you add? How are you keeping your team energized and focused in the new year?

Some Additional Resources to Help

How to Start the New Decade in Deeper Conversations (or most popular blog post of 2020)

Strategic Planning Tool: How to Engage Your Team in Better Conversation

How to Lead When Your Team is Exhausted

4 U.G.L.Y. Conversations to Have By Year End