Management Tips – Motivate employees

May 20, 2015 | Management Tips |

Here’s our third post in the Management Tips series. To read the earlier posts, click HERE and HERE.

Summer weather is here, the sun’s shining, birds are chirping, and you can hear lawn mowers humming down the street. Are you starting to notice that you and your employees seem more interested in getting outside than focusing on work projects? Do you want to keep your team motivated during the summer months?


This South Hills tax practice uses different techniques to keep our team motivated through our slower time of year.  We strive to create a work environment that encourages our tax team to work efficiently and effectively.

Here are some tips to keep your team motivated and business successful:

-Align incentives with company performance – This focuses everyone’s goals on growing a more profitable company, instead of pitting employees against each other to see who will win the coveted annual bonus.

-Give more responsibility – By handing out more responsibility to your team, they become more invested in achieving a positive outcome for a project.We mentioned this in our last post, but we feel it’s worth mentioning again. Employees who take ownership of their clients and projects, become more engaged and invested in the outcome of a project.

-Adopt a Flexible Schedule – At Franty & Co, we encourage employees to work from home or to start their day earlier or later than ‘normal.’ As long as your team produces high quality work in a timely fashion, who’s to say that a set 9-5 work schedule is best for everyone?

-Follow the Golden Rule – “Do unto others as you would have them done unto you.” A little empathy goes a long way!

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