According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report, approximately 65% of employees are not fully engaged in their work. This percentage likely increases during the holiday season.
Maintaining focus during Q4 can be difficult for employees. Most are thinking about their holiday plans rather than their work tasks.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to motivate your employees to finish the year strong. These ideas can help.
Follow these guidelines to motivate your accounting and finance team to finish strong in Q4.
Review which goals were achieved during the year and which remain. Then, clarify the goals your employees should put in additional effort to attain. Include how the goals increase company success for the current year. This sets up a strong beginning to the new year.
Provide incentives to your employees who reach their goals for Q4. Examples include gift cards, bonuses, and additional paid time off in the new year. These incentives encourage your team to go above and beyond to increase their achievements for the year.
Let your employees work as independently as possible. This shows you trust, value, and respect them.
Since your team members are well-trained, they understand what to do and when to do it. Provide the necessary resources and be available for questions, then let your team work independently.
Thank your employees for their contributions and results. Include the goals your team members reached, the steps taken to attain the goals, and the impact on the organization. This increases employee engagement and performance.
Lead by Example
Model the behavior you want to see from your employees. Examples include meeting milestones, communicating status updates and challenges, and asking for assistance. Your team is likely to follow your example as their leader.
Need Help Finishing Q4 Strong?
Revisiting goals lets your employees know what to work on during Q4. Offering incentives, encouraging autonomy, and recognizing achievements show you trust, value, and respect your team.
If you need temporary team members to help finish Q4 strong, talk with Casey Accounting & Finance Resources. Learn more today.