5 Quick Ways To Engage Your Staff (and have them attending meetings)

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iStock_000003309008_Small Having staff that are passionate about their jobs is great, however whilst passion is necessary it’s often not sufficient. Here are 5 quick ways to keep to motivation flowing:

  1.  Annual Leave Raffle

An Annual leave raffle is a great way to encourage staff to attend voluntary meetings. Everyone who attends the meeting receives a ticket in the raffle. Once a month the raffle is drawn, if the staff member is in attendance, they’ll win an extra annual leave day! Annual leave tickets also become a currency in themselves. The possibilities are endless!

  1. Hide and Seek

Have you ever left educational journals in the staff room only to find them left unread? Grab a handful of $5 Myer gift cards and your favourite stick of roller glue. Find some interesting articles and start sticking! Burry the gift cards deep in the middle of the articles. Once the word gets out, there’ll be a rush on the journals!

  1. Warm Fuzzies  

Take 20mins out of your next meeting to focus on each other’s strengths. When you focus on strengths your focusing on what’s right about your team. Focusing on your strengths allows teams to be more collaborative, solve problems more creatively and see the bigger picture. It helps teams be more innovative, more productive and more energised. Take a few minutes to write something nice about a colleague you’ve observed in the last month and how they’ve helped you.

  1. Bring a Plate

Pizzas might be cool for dinner before the meeting once or twice, but how about having everyone bring their signature dish. Cooking show’s are all the rage these days. Ask everyone to bring a plate of food for dinner and you’ll be amazed with the response.

  1. How do you like your tea?

Shared rituals are great way to create a sense of belonging and generate engagement. Rituals foster a group’s culture and identity. They create an atmosphere of trust and build bonds between team members. A great way to create a ritual is to place a simple sign in the kitchen, which list each staff member and how they like their tea or coffee. When you have a new team member staff, you can make a point of adding them to the list.  This not only encourages people to be considerate but it creates a great way of welcoming people to the team.

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