A long Christmas break and now the national lockdown are factors that can demotivate a team, but there are others:
👉Lack of confidence in management
👉Unsuitable working environment
👉Lack of career progression
Look out for any changes in behaviour or attitude, building a strong relationship with your team will help you to spot when something isn’t quite right.
Some tell-tale signs that an employee may be demotivated include:
👉Lack of punctuality
👉Change in mood towards others
👉Increased absence from work
👉Lack of input into team meetings
👉Increasing reluctance to take on more responsibility than the ‘bare minimum’.
As well as the impact on an individual’s productivity, a demotivated employee can also affect the overall team, creating a negative atmosphere.
Additionally, with increased absenteeism or lateness at work and a lack of focus on daily tasks, other employees can become stressed when trying to pick up the slack.
Over time, this can lead to further demotivation in the team, as colleagues feel overworked and under-appreciated.
Are you concerned that team members may be demotivated?