Home / Resources / Tips to Motivate Employees in an Economic Downturn

Tips to Motivate Employees in an Economic Downturn

It has never been more important for organisations to develop an engaged, motivated and committed workforce.   Effective leadership and motivation is key. The following tips will help you motivate employees:

  • Lead them – provide a positive example, act as a role model
  • Be visible – walk round, hold meetings, speak in small groups
  • Communicate!  This is key to staff motivation.  Share information with them
  • Clearly articulate targets, goals and milestones
  • Make an effort to get to know your team – find out what motivates them
  • Consider what motivates you!
  • Be attuned to individual needs
  • Become ‘Emotionally Intelligent’
  • Create a comfortable working environment
  • Keep up to date with their achievements and listen to their concerns
  • Find out their strengths and what they enjoy doing.
  • Give them new challenges and new responsibilities.
  • Encourage new ideas and innovation.
  • Praise them for good work
  • Closely monitor health and well-being
  • Manage change effectively


Recent articles on our blog....

A row of well thumbed cream coloured paper folders

Workplace wellbeing resources – some helpful recent additions

May 16, 2024

Our latest collection of external resources to help workplace wellbeing includes guidance and recommendations relating to a range of topics – autism employment, ensuring EDI is for everyone, information sharing in mental health emergencies at work, menopause in the workplace and women at work.

Read More →
Group of people working around a desk beside a cork board with coloured notes

Why we should focus on minimising employee illbeing to aid workplace wellbeing

May 16, 2024

This post begins with some research which concludes that efforts to improve wellbeing at work are directed too narrowly. It then goes on to highlight some courses that can help employers looking to minimise employee illbeing in the workplace. They present opportunities to explore strategies that can enhance a culture of psychological safety and trust.

Read More →
A row of clear clips with yellow heads showing various emoticon faces clipped onto a cork board

Moving more at work for our mental health

May 15, 2024

In line with the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we offer some simple suggestions for building movement into our working day.

Read More →



Our purpose is to provide training and consultancy services to enhance resilience, health and wellbeing in the workplace.


Differentiation is one of the most strategic and tactical activities in which companies most constantly engage


It's natural to have questions about training and how it fits with your organisation. Our FAQs can help you find out more.


View case studies for some of the in-house training courses we have delivered to different types of organisations across the UK.