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HVAC Independent Contracting Company Managers as Motivators

By Todd Liles June 21, 2012 HVAC Independent Contracting Company Managers as Motivators

HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company managers wear many hats in the workplace but one of the most important roles they play is the part of independent contracting company motivator. There are several essential factors when it comes to being an effective motivator inside an HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company.  Over the next two weeks, we will explore four of the most important motivational components that managers can utilize in order to inspire, encourage, and motivate their company team.  Today, we will delve into the first two motivational components—offering interesting work and delivering effective recognition:

-Offer Work that is Interesting, Challenging, and Beneficial-

When building and retaining a strong HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company team, it is important for managers to ensure that each team member views their HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company job and tasks as beneficial, interesting, and challenging.  No one wants to feel that their job is boring or unimportant; and no HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company team members should ever feel that their manager thinks their role or job is insignificant.  Every job inside a strong and growing HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company is important to the success of the entire team and each employee should be told that their role within the process is significant.  Independent contracting company team members can also be motivated when their leaders and managers offer them a new and challenging task that is within their scope of interest.  For example, if a particular technician has very strong mechanical skills then an HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company team leader or manager could send him along with the tech team when a perplexing issue arises with a system or product so he can utilize his skills in a new and challenging situation.  Everyone wants to feel that they have a purpose and that they are appreciated for both their hard work and their unique skills.  When team leaders and managers go above and beyond to ensure they are a motivator and that their independent contracting company team members feel challenged in a positive way with interesting and beneficial work then team leaders can continue to grow team’s motivation and confidence.

-Deliver Effective Recognition, Acknowledgement, and Rewards-

Along with offering interesting work to engage and motivate HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company team members, it is also important that HVAC, plumbing or electrical independent contracting company managers take time to discover the types of recognition and rewards each of their coworkers like to receive.  In most cases, the type of recognition that an individual prefers goes along with their personality type.  For example, someone that is outgoing and talkative (the “Expressive” personality type) would mostly prefer public recognition in front of coworkers, family, and friends.  While some “Analytical” people may prefer to be thanked and recognized sincerely in a one-on-one conversation with their manager while reviewing the exceptional numbers they have hit for the month.  No matter what types of recognition independent contracting company team members prefer, it is always important that leaders and managers consistently be a motivator by offer praise and appreciation in order to boost team morale and motivation.  When all members of a company team feel appreciated for their own unique work and efforts as well as are recognized for going above and beyond then it is also motivation for each team member to “raise the bar” and pursue greater personal excellence.  We all are motivated to work towards personal and company excellence when we have team leaders, managers, or supervisors that appreciate us as individuals as well as recognize the hard work that we put into our jobs.

While a true drive to press on towards success ultimately lies inside of an individual, managers and team leaders aid in this team process by acting as an effective motivator and encourager.  In today’s post, we went into the first two major steps to HVAC, plumbing, or electrical independent contracting company team motivation: offering work that is interesting, useful, and challenging as well as effectively delivering recognition and acknowledgements. Thank you for following our weekly posts.  Here at Service Excellence Training, we turn learning into earning!

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