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How to Keep Motivation up on the Warehouse Floor

Motivate Your Employees with These Tips

Finding motivation in a warehouse setting can be difficult. Many days, your employees are doing the same tasks, and it can get monotonous. Below are several different ways that managers can keep motivation and production high in a warehouse setting.

Lead By Example

Workers will be more engaged and more motivated when their leadership has a positive impact in the workplace. Adopt an open-door policy so that you can be aware of any concerns your employees have. You should also be sure to follow your own advice and policies as well. Setting a good example for your team and showing them good leadership will inspire them to work harder.

Maintain a Positive Environment

There is nothing less motivating than a toxic work environment. Make sure you are doing things you need to do to make your employees happy to be at work. Although a culture of accountability is important in the workplace, workers who are worried about getting reprimanded in the workplace constantly will be less productive. Be sure you establish a balance. Accept that mistakes do happen and react appropriately.

Encourage Community Amongst Employees

Your employees will be happier and more motivated to come to work when there is some kind of community in the workplace. You can encourage collaboration between departments. For warehouse workers, it is important to set aside time for team-building exercises. This will help your workers feel like they are part of a team, a community.

Offer Advancement Opportunities

Most of the time, your warehouse workers are looking for ways to advance within the workplace. Many of them start out in entry-level positions but do not want to remain there. Offering a clear path for advancement can help motivate team members to work consistently.

Provide Recognition

Give your employees a look at metrics and other insights that are directly correlated with their department. As deadlines approach, many workers can begin to feel burnt out. Seeing how their department, their job specifically is contributing to the end goal, and being recognized for it, can help motivate them to continue the hard work.

Improve Benefits and Pay

If possible, offering improved benefits or a pay bump can also help your team stay motivated. Maybe it has been a while since they’ve received a raise or a bonus. Or maybe you can provide them with additional time off throughout the year. Whatever the case may be, providing additional benefits can help your employees stay motivated on the warehouse floor.

Flexible Schedules

Offering your team time off and flexible schedules can help keep motivation up as well. Many employees struggle with long warehouse hours and work-life balance. Because of this, many employers have begun offering flexible schedules. In some cases, this may mean coming in early and leaving early. You may also consider a four days on, three days off schedule for your team.

We Can Help You Motivate Your Employees

If you are considering adding contract workers to your team to help offer more flexibility to your staff, working with a staffing agency can help you source the right employees. Go Source can be your one-stop-shop for all your staffing needs. Contact us to see how we can assist you.