17 Ways to Keep Employees on Top of their Game

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For employees, finding a good job can be quite tough. However, for employers a good employee can be even harder to find. And then, even if you do find someone that’s excellent, you then also have to try and keep them on top of their game and motivated.

Keep Employees on Top of their Game with these Tips

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to keep people in the right mindset and ensure that you’re getting as much productivity from them as possible and we’ve compiled some tips. So, here’s how to ensure each employee is performing to the fullest of their ability.


Ensuring employees feel valued and supported for their new ideas is important and giving them a chance to run with what they think will work will motivate them. Empowering people with their own ideas can be a great tool.


Bored people underperform, so don’t let people become bored or you’ll lose them. From having push-up contests, to a bake-off competition or otherwise – keep employees on their toes and interested, even if it’s a little off task. Here are some tips.

Personal Achievements

Show them you care by celebrating their personal achievements, whether that’s an anniversary, wedding, a new child or otherwise.


When they want to tell you something, make time to listen to them. By taking their concerns on board, you make them happy and also may help solve their concern, which will make them happier in general and also with you.


Give people something for things they accomplish for your business – it can be monetary or otherwise. UK delivery company Whistl’s career focus is on celebrating success. Staff devotion and their employees going the extra mile – as can be seen on their site here.


Providing clear expectations on what they can and should achieve will encourage them to do just that. High expectations will create determination. See here for details.

Show through Example

Showing them how they should act and behave through your own example is a great way to get people to follow suit.


Allow them to work outdoors when the situation allows. Numerous companies set up rooftop work spaces for sunny days, allowing employees to get out and work.


Creativity should be cherished – foster it through encouragement and reward. If people see their creative side is being rewarded they will end up feeling wanted in an organisation and this improves motivator.


If they are the one who has done it or achieved it, then credit them in full for what they have done.

Shake it Up

Doing something a little out of the blue and shaking things up keeps people on their toes and gets them in the right mood.


Create traditions around certain things on a yearly basis. Perhaps it’s a fun run or a toy drive or bring and buy sale. Having traditions will give people something to look forward to and is motivational.


Laughter brings people together and should be encouraged in the workplace. Here is a good article.

Open Minded

There are going to be people in your workplace with all sorts of ideas and thoughts – keep an open mind – they may offer you something very valuable.


Remember each person that works for you is an individual and so you need to treat them as such.


Be patient and you will see that employees grow and feel cherished.


Creating a positive work environment will ensure that there is no place for negativity and will ensure people work as a positive bunch and achieve.

All of these things will help people feel encouraged and happier at work and are a must for businesses trying to succeed.



Cormac Reynolds

Cormac Reynolds

I'm interested in marketing, food and also career development. You can get in contact with me @brightoncormac on twitter
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