Quick Tip #4 – The Four Secrets to Helping Your Employees Develop a Success Mindset

Written by Injoy Global Co-Founder & COO, Jeff Baietto on May 15, 2020

Employees working remotely for the first time are bound to encounter a host of new circumstances and obstacles. These can prove discouraging at best – and almost overwhelming at worst. 

But your employees can overcome almost any obstacle if they can learn how to develop what’s known as a “Success Mindset.” Having such a personal mindset is critical to their happiness, job satisfaction and engagement levels – especially in an environment where they are spending so much time on their own.

Here are four secrets you can use that will help their progress immensely

1. Remember that everything starts at the top - Your employees’ ability to adopt a success mindset begins with you. Positive reinforcement, clear communication and an empathetic approach will help them accomplish great things – and eventually embody the attitude you desire.

While this attitude begins with you – it should definitely not be all about you. Your focus should be on your employees. The more you empower them to develop and grow, the greater the rewards everyone will reap in terms of performance, productivity and profitability.

2. Teach employees to see failure as a learning opportunity – no one wants to fail, of course. But as a leader, you should make it clear to your employees that they won’t be punished for trying or taking a risk – even if they come up short.
Employees should be taught to understand the difference between a “growth mindset” – where possibilities are endless – and a “fixed mindset” – where opportunities are always limited.

Examining a setback objectively can help employees understand what went wrong – and how they can improve next time. This can help employees reduce their fear of failure – and retrain their focus on ultimate success.

3. Encourage – and support– personal and professional development. The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest curveball thrown at your employees in a world that’s constantly changing. Which is why you should help them develop a habit of life-long education and improvement. 

This means providing access to internal training and financial incentives for external improvement. Highly skilled and properly trained employees will naturally develop a success mindset – while providing a great return on your educational investments.

And remember, there’s no reason to ease up on your training or educational efforts during this time of remote work. Many employees have more time than ever – with fewer options as to where they can spend it. Many will gladly welcome the opportunity to learn and improve.

4. Train your employees to focus on the long-term – The most famous people in the business world are usually what’s known as a “ten-year overnight success.”  They may be rich and celebrated today – but it came after years of obscurity, hard work and a determination to overcome any obstacle.

Remind your people to think about where they want to be in five years – as opposed to just five days. Provide them with inspirational stories of famous “ten year overnight successes.” Encourage them to focus on honing their professional skills – as opposed to just completing the task before them. 

Regular improvement builds confidence and self-belief.  And those who believe in themselves will inevitably develop the type of success mindset that can help them soar in any circumstance – whether it is while they continue to work remotely or when they finally return to the office.

I hope you are finding these tips helpful during this unprecedented era in which we find ourselves. Remember, we are all in this together.

And together, we’ll get through this.

Jeff

P.S. Please share your own tips or suggestions on what you are doing with your teams in the comments below.
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Jeff Baietto
COO + Co-Founder


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