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Here are simple phrases to motivate your workforce

Words by Medy Navani, Founder and Creative Director for Design Haus Medy

The end of the year is in sight and many employees are gunning for the festive season to start for a much-needed break.

In the new year, it will be managements job to reenergize the workforce.

Words are powerful and can make or break employee morale.

The most important element is to ensure every employee feels motivated.

As they say, you are only as good as the weakest link.

So how do you ensure your team are full steam ahead and motivated to work to the aptest ability?

Medy Navani, Founder and Creative Director of Design Haus Medy provides his top phrases that help to motivate the workforce.

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“Well done”

This is an obvious one but a statement that tends to get neglected.

Telling the team of a job well done is the best way to ensure they feel appreciated and will continue to work with high motivation.

“I have noticed a great improvement”

We are all continually learning and it can sometimes mean employees need to take the time to acquire new skills in order to get the job done effectively.

Telling these individuals you have noticed their increase in abilities as well as appreciating the improvement is a great way to ensure they will continue to look to learn which in turn will benefit of the company overall.

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 “What do you think”

As a manager, you can get swept up in the thought that asking others for their opinion will make you look weak.

This is actually a negative not only for yourself but the team as it reduces the idea of a collaborative work environment.

As the saying goes, two heads are better than one so ask the team what they think to have them feel they are an integral part of the team.

 “I couldn’t have done it without you”

No one can do everything alone and taking credit for others work is also highly demotivating for employees.

Make sure that the team know of your appreciation by telling them they were essential to getting the work done, be it a presentation, research or project.


“You are right”

No one can be right one hundred percent of the time and it would be naive to think so. If you have been wrong, say so.

Being humble is a sign of a great leader and a true mark for a highly motivated team.

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Established in 2006, Design Haus Medy is an award-winning architecture and interior design practice based in Dubai.