When we are working in an office for business, sometimes we notice people working for long hours. We have a habit of giving labels to such people. At times we call them workaholics or immensely competitive. What we don’t realize is that those employees could be passionate about what they do. The love for their jobs drives them to work so much.
For a company to be successful, there is a need for the type of a workforce that is driven by a passion to perform their best and outrun their competition inside as well as outside the organization. The reason behind the success of big companies (such as Apple, Google, and Disney) is that they have employed a workforce-breeding that is full of enthusiasm and passion towards their jobs.
So we can take a lesson from such companies that we will be able to achieve prosperity by creating an environment where passion is nurtured and appreciated. Moreover, we can learn to unleash the potential of individuals as well as teams in our organization. This can be done by following a few useful steps:
1). Employ the right people: A strong recruiter should be able to differentiate candidates who are inspired by their passion for their work from those who only work for money and other incentives. Why do you think a person becomes a car salesman? For their passion for cars. So, the next time you interview someone for a job, make sure that they possess a deep passion for the position that you have to offer.
2). Create solid connection at the time of onboarding: If you want your staff to be more dedicated towards work, you have to showcase your passion towards them. You need to build a strong connection with a new employee by demonstrating that you are interested in investing in their success. And the perfect time to do this is in the course of the onboarding period.
The best way to make your new employees feel welcomed and comfortable is by organizing an office social and inviting all the major partners and stakeholders. Moreover, you can grant them job guides, work aids and a peer mentor for guiding them in the initial days of their employment.
3). Reward as well as recognition: Everyone likes to be appreciated for their work. However different people prefer to be acknowledged in different ways. A diversified program for rewards and recognition can provide you the variation to make sure that all the employees receive the proper recognition. Some staff members wish to get an award from the management while others long for career advancement. So, acknowledge your employees for their contributions and encourage them to grow.
4). Training & development: Some employees aspire to pursue education courses to brush up their skills. Employees like these lead your company towards progress and growth. So, provide them with the time, funding and support to pursue a degree or a certificate program. Also, encourage your employees to earn a workforce certification that can provide them with leadership skills. And it will do wonders for your business as well.