When it comes to your firm surviving and even growing in these difficult times, the enthusiasm and commitment of your team is paramount.
If you want your firm to stand out from the competition, you need to have gold standard, exceptional employees. But how to achieve this standard from your employees?
It’s the leaders in your firm that dictate the levels of enthusiasm in the team – that’s you!
So, what is enthusiasm and how can it benefit your firm?
Enthusiasm is best described as a positive energy, keenness and passion that exists within your team and therefore, within your firm. It is a motivated mindset, in which your team always go the extra mile and rise to the challenge when there are setbacks.
You want a team that are willing to learn and always have the best interests of your firm at heart.
With this positive energy, your firm becomes a good place to work even in the most difficult of times.
Here’s a great story of what can be achieved by an enthusiastic workforce.
Barron’s Magazines are an ordinary magazine publisher, who publish a monthly magazine, they published their magazine as normal on September 14th, 2001.
You’re probably thinking that there is nothing remarkable about this, but consider that their offices had been demolished 3 days earlier on 11th September – their offices were next to the Twin Towers in New York.
The managing editor at the time was Ed Finn, who commented:
“the idea of not publishing never even came up; the only question any employee asked was how the team would accomplish it.”
Ed Finn and his team at Barron’s, were driven and motivated to get their work done, despite the adversity. The team were completely committed to getting their magazine published.
Where do you start to learn how to build and maintain the ‘Ed Finn’ level of enthusiasm within your team and ease the stress on you and your firm? How on earth can you begin to dissect this complex equation?
A study conducted by David Sirota and his team (an enormous study of 13.6 million employee surveys in 160 countries) revealed there are 4 key elements to maintaining an enthusiastic workforce.1
- Accept personal responsibility for the levels of enthusiasm and commitment you see in your people
- Seek to improve your team’s sense of FAIRNESS – what can you do to foster a sense of job security, a sense of financial fairness and simple human respect?
- Seek to improve your team’s sense of ACHIEVEMENT – what can you do to build a sense of pride around the 6 sources of achievement?
- Seek to improve your team’s sense of CAMARADERIE – what can you do to improve your skills at conflict resolution and partnership building?
David Sirota and his team have created a ‘must read’ for all business leaders and managers who want more for their people.Dive into this book and you’ll be more knowledgeable and a wiser business leader as a result.
Checkout the 4 page Business Breakthrough below to learn more about the 3 sources of enthusiasm and then download the associated tools and resources.
Build the enthusiasm in your people and your team
If you can build a sense of fairness, achievement and camaraderie within your team, you'll tap into an ocean of enthusiasm, drive and motivation.
Find out more in this brief report, you'll read it in less time than it takes to drink a cuppa!