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Fueling Success: Motivating Your Design/Window Treatment Team Pt 1

Hey rock star owners, motivating your team in a design or window treatment small business is paramount for success, but do you know why? 

It maintains high creativity, enhances productivity, happy team members, and ensures client satisfaction. You owe it to your small business and team to fuel their success by consistently motivating everyone. 


Here are some tips and tricks to get you started with keeping your team inspired and driven: 


Set Clear Goals and Expectations 

Clearly define team and individual goals. When everyone knows what’s expected and understands the main objective or BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal), it promotes a sense of purpose and direction. 


Celebrate Achievements 

Acknowledge milestones and successes, both big and small. Celebrate achievements collectively to boost morale and motivation within the team. Remember, everyone wants to feel important. Be sure to incorporate that into your core values! 


Encourage Open Communication 

Foster an environment where team members feel comfortable sharing ideas, concerns, and feedback. Open communication channels build trust and engagement. Clear and open communication will always be a positive tool for your team. Remember that tip, always


Offer Opportunities for Growth 

If your small business can, invest in your team’s professional development. Start saving and putting money aside to support growth opportunities for your employees. Provide workshops, training, or mentorship programs to enhance skills and boost confidence. 


Create a Positive Work Environment 

Design a workspace that inspires creativity. Consider lighting, layout, and comfort to create an inviting and motivating atmosphere. Consider this question: Do you think your workplace is a desirable place to work? If you’re unsure or the answer is “maybe," check in with your team and get feedback! Remember to encourage open communication! (see above) 

By implementing these techniques, you’ll create an environment where your design or window treatment team feels motivated, valued, and ready to conquer new challenges.

Remember, a motivated team is a crucial ingredient for the recipe for success! Stay tuned for part 2! 


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