How To Inspire And Give Your Employees Momentum?
Your company is not you, your product, or your stellar supply chain – It is the momentum you have. A leader’s only true job is to inspire momentum in his teams and to ensure that this move is in the right direction.
There are many components in the business, but the energy comes from momentum. By creating energy, removing obstacles or barriers, and making change easier. You create it. It means starting your car’s engine, hitting the gas, and achieving maximum speed in seconds. The question is, how are you getting to the start button which inspires your team to act?
Although it is fun to drive the tailwinds of the movement already existing, real success comes from leaders who always build momentum. Here’s just how to do it.
I like to look like running a race at business. You have to deepen and get rid of any soreness or injury from previous races before you can get to the starting line if you want to win.
In companies, this may sound like setting aside time to audit errors or mistakes from past firms, recruiting and firing staff, or supplementing and purging goods and ideas. The key here is to take lessons away and not allow the negative aspects to remain with you as you go forward.
You have to do that with clear energy when it comes to building new or more momentum. Remove all existing baggage from previous projects, product launches, or customers. Once you have done this, everyone is on the starting line, and the muscles flexed to get the buzzer off.
In my businesses, it looks like expressing gratitude and talking about closing things up. I’ll recognize people for their efforts individually and then say, “We expect even more from you now” Inspire them to want more for themselves but not just for the company. The race will start from here.
Hosting kick-off calls
Kick calls are an excellent way to generate momentum, particularly in this time of remote work. This is not the time to talk about your business. Be the one with energy, enthusiasm, and excitement for what lies ahead. Deliver the new design, the layout requirements and create transparency in the team from this high energy.
During this kick-off, I still talk about why it matters and why we do what we can to evoke emotions that might have slept. A strong understanding of how the job ahead can have a positive effect allows the team to realize its importance. When things get difficult and they are able to default on the emotion and goal, the momentum rises until it sinks.
Take the team’s pulse
Momentum is not a one-and-a-one contract. You have to spend time continuously ensuring that it builds not deflates. I keep check-ins with my teams on a weekly basis. Currently, we have meetings both on Monday and Friday morning.
At these calls, we speak about what people have done to ensure the momentum takes place and if it doesn’t, why. Was it the employee, the mission, the purpose itself? This is where you can take an energy drain on your squad, see if it gets heavy, and cut something if it doesn’t work.
It’s not about movement pushing stuff. It’s about the advancement of ease and electricity. When things get heavy, you lose momentum. I have learned this also happens when energy grows as a result of an obstacle, like a dam. You need to eliminate the barrier to ensure that you are on the less resilient route.
In business it says, “build the wave, then ride it” Begin taking steps to create the wave in your company and, as you push the energy of that wave, plan for the next swell.