What are some of your tips and tricks for keeping your team motivated?

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CIO in Manufacturing, 51 - 200 employees
I would say staying in touch as often as you can with your team
AVP and Deputy CIO in Education, 10,001+ employees
In what context?  Now that they are remote?  Related to difficulty with recruitment and retention?  Upskilling and promotion?  Context could make a difference.

Some things that I've always done:
Be present.  Walk around, drop into offices, join meetings where you are invited but not expected.  This is more difficult with remote teams, but it's even more important to make the effort.

Be real and approachable.  More than an open door policy.  Be a real person that your teams enjoy being around.

Connect the work they are doing to the business success.  It's often easy for individuals to feel disconnected because they don't see how their everyday work promotes success of the business or improves the customer experience.  Use specific examples to connect the dots to demonstrate why and how their daily tasks directly contribute to the success of the organization and align with the mission and strategic plan.

Find ways to create joy.  It's easy to get run down in the daily monotony or fire drills.  Happy teams are more likely to be motivated.
Senior Director - Enterprise IT & Cloud Transformation in Services (non-Government), 10,001+ employees
Give employees and customer wow . Focus more on user experience.
Be proactive.. Rebook traditional processes. Automate, build intelligence using AI.
Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Have compassion and empathy… yes the work needs to be done… but understand/remind yourself that those are humans with families, issues, worries etc. Try to understand that everyone can have a bad day or loose focus. Be kind as often as you can and show your employees that you truly care about them as human beings and are not only worries about their performance and contribution.
Head Of Information Technology - Valueleaf Group of Companies, Self-employed
Giving them a sense of being unique. Giving them a sense that they are the fort timers to do a certain thing.
CIO / Managing Partner in Manufacturing, 2 - 10 employees
Help them to understand how what they are doing fits into the bigger picture and how crucial it is.

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VP of Product Management, Self-employed
The biggest source is a select list of emails I have signed up for. Beyond that I browse random YouTube videos, read at least one PM related book every six months and of course this community :-)

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