Ways to Keep Your Startup Team Happy and Productive
A happy working team is advantageous to the business. Satisfied employees are more
motivated, focused, and productive. They do their tasks effectively and accurately which
enhance the core of the business-providing quality customer service at all times.
Here are some tips to help your staff from burnout:
Have a quick morning huddle
A morning huddle is like a fast-paced meeting to give everyone a heads up for the priorities
of the day. Instead of long hours of discussion that eat up your work time, this straight-to-
the the-point method will refresh your staff with the current status of projects and tasks. It
aims to make everyone become more motivated to do tasks efficiently. It is best for
startups with a small group of people.
Do not overload your staff.
Do not let them wear too many hats by assigning tasks with different nature to prevent
burnout. As the business owner, it is your responsibility to make your employees healthy
and motivated. Do not keep them working late hours or during weekends. A good
alternative is to hire freelancers to do some tasks for you like writing articles for your
business website or handling inbound calls to ensure good customer service.
Provide team-building activities
Work and no play make everything feel unmotivated in the long run. Prevent it from
happening by organizing events that will enhance your working relationships. Team
building outside the office environment will break the monotony of work and refresh the
team’s motivation. You can initiate sports or recreational activities as well as the seminar-
workshops with invited life-work coaches.
It is vital to keep the motivation burning inside the workplace. To keep your staff engaged
and productive, provide opportunities to help them grow professionally. They will reward
you by becoming more efficient in their tasks and providing better customer service
especially those who are in the front line.