Every business – big or small is striving towards success. An essential part of starting and developing a successful business is keeping the employees motivated, focused and tenacious.
Lackluster and easily distracted employees are not going to help you achieve your business goals.
Rather, leaders and company owners should find a way to pick and care for tenacious employees who have the determination, perseverance, and grit necessary to cope with any kind of work situation – good or bad.
People who have high perseverance tend to be able to think out of the box and deliver better solutions to any problems which can occur at their job. They can work under stress and stay grounded when things seemingly get out of control for one reason or another.
Tenacity can actually be taught with the right approach. In order to foster mental toughness among your employees is to provide them with information and other motivating resources which can empower them and teach them how to overcome work-related challenges.
Appoint mentors for the new employees or for those who lack the toughness you expect from them. A good mentor should be able to support these employees and give them constructive feedback as well as ideas for improvement. When their work and attitude is good enough – the mentor should always encourage and reward them.
If you don’t have people suitable to be mentors at your workplace you can always hire outside help for training and advice. There are consultants and experts who can provide excellent training teaching your employees how to deal with challenges and how to improve their jobs.
Also, employers must instill self-reliance and confidence in their staff. If you tell your employees that you are confident that they can perform well and deal with potential problems this will no doubt help boost their confidence. Showing this kind of trust is essential for fostering self-reliance among even the shyest and most unconfident staff members.
Practice your staff’s perseverance by challenging them with a problem which needs to be solved. This type of regular practice will help test their mental strength and will bring the team together as they will need to collaborate with one another in order to find the best solution to the problem.
Talk about grit with all employees. Share stories (personal or not) about cases in which perseverance has helped a person, team or company to achieve their goals and resolve problems.
If you manage to build up and foster the confidence levels, perseverance, and mental strength among your employees you can rest assured that your business will do well and that any major problems or setbacks will be resolved in a timely and effective manner.