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Simple but effective methods to cultivate mental strength in your employees

Bhavik Sarkhedi
10th Oct 2017
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Every team in a company wants to achieve the best. They want to work to their full potential so that the outcome is monumental. But teams struggle to give their best while working for a number of reasons. There may be fear and lack of confidence beneath their bubbly dispositions. Moreover, some may be unhappy because no proper entitlement is received even after working hard and getting success. Sometimes, it may just be lack of leadership skills in a team leader which may prove to be unproductive in the long run. Developing mental strength in employees is of essence, and only a mentally strong leader is capable of doing that. Here are a few methods to develop mental strength in employees:

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Create a unique culture

Each team in a company has its own culture which forms when people get together for work and leisure. But the main aim is to stick to the uniqueness of your group’s culture. Make sure no negative vibes get in the way of your success.

Work on building mental strength

Skills are not enough to make projects worthwhile. Working together towards a common aim is essential. Team members must harbour strong mental faculties to give their full potential to the project being done. Without mental strength, they are bound to struggle to complete tasks.

Set realistic goals

Sometimes, employees may need a relaxing break so that they can give their full potential once they are refreshed and recharged again. Make the mental faculties of employees strong so that they can take their own decisions, and are not subject to the bullying of higher ranked officers. Set clear performance indicators so that employees know when to draw the line at taking downtime.

A word of praise goes a long way

Make sure you give acknowledgements to your team members who have put in a lot of effort to make some project worthwhile. The praise must be in the form of something which motivates the employees to work even harder the next time.

Provide the necessary resources

If the employees have access to the essential resources and tools needed to complete a task, they are bound to feel mentally confident. They will feel that it is easier to do their best when the resources are easily available to them.

Keep tabs on each and every team member

The mental fortitude of employees must be taken care of. They must have flexible hours of work as well for the same. Moreover, stay in touch personally with all members. It makes them feel as if they are indispensible to the organisation and hence, they will be motivated to work harder.

Physical well-being is important

Encourage yoga sessions, nature walks, and health camps in the office premises at least once in a fortnight. A healthy body houses a healthy mind. Encourage healthy eating habits and an eco-friendly lifestyle. Wholesome health is important for a person to function to his/her full potential.

All the team leader has to do is find innovative ways to motivate the team members and boost their mental well-being. At the same time, their physical well-being must also be taken care of. This will ensure mental strength of the employees.

Read Also: Why organisations should spread mental health awareness among employees

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Bhavik Sarkhedi
Bhavik Sarkhedi is the author of The Weak Point Dealer, and an upcoming novel 'Will You Walk A Mile?' Bohemian by nature, Rapper by Passion, Story-Teller by Soul, and a Wanderlust, he wants to explore the intersection of philosophy and psychology through words. In a nutshell, he is smartly dumb, genius moron, dynamically stubborn and occasionally an engineer. 

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