Micromanagement can seem like a good way to stay on top of things, but it‘s usually not as effective as you think.
Engage, engage, engage!
Engage with your team on a personal level, ask them about their interests, (films, pets, hobbies for example).
“The more you know about your team members as individuals, the better placed you are to motivate them.”
Take the initiative!
By encouraging your team to use initiative, they may surprise you and themselves!
“Give your team room to grow and share positive feedback.“
Points to Ponder
Communication is the key always
Engage with you team on a personal level regularly
Always use their name
Set clear goals and offer incentives
Try not to micro-manage (it's bad for morale)
Boost team spirit (employee of the week)
Explain tasks clearly and the results expected
Praise tasks completed and goals reached
Offer staff opportunities to develop 'People Skills'
Make your working environment pleasant (plants/heating/aircon)