Seasons Motivates Team Members to Sustain Their Goals

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“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year,” professed philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Goal-setting has excellent benefits, both personal and professional. There is a heightened sense of purpose: when motivated, we are encouraged to complete quality work more efficiently. Also, goal setting improves self-confidence, allowing us to do our best to achieve the objectives we set for ourselves. Additionally, increased long-term growth is achieved when motivated people continually reevaluate their current position to determine what they can do to contribute effectively to their company.

Seasons Retirement Communities supports cross-training in all departments to provide the potential for career advancement. It actively funds additional training for staff interested in growing their skills and knowledge. Seasons has even developed a Professional Talent Identifier and Continuous Improvement Review platform for supervisors to provide ongoing two-way feedback and create a stronger connection with their employees. Service team members can engage through Seasons’ Learning Management System, which offers a wide variety of training and education courses beyond basic requirements, expanding on the potential of a team member’s transferrable skills and soft qualities by providing education and on-the-job training and development.

New Year’s Resolution Recommitment Day on June 1, marking its place halfway through the year, is a time to take a step back and study the progress made so far and the actions to keep moving forward. Team members are consistently committed to creating a more significant impact in the communities Seasons serves through local fundraising efforts and events, showing prospects that Seasons is not only a great place to live dignified and graciously into their golden years but a greater purpose is yet to be discovered.

Below are some helpful guidelines to support goal-setting and growth:

  1. Set your goals sensibly

When you initially choose your objectives, it is essential to consider what you want to accomplish, why you want to accomplish them, and which of your skills can help you achieve them. This ensures that you’re being realistic about your expectations.

Seasons aims to recognize and celebrate team members who go above and beyond. To achieve exceptional customer service, staff must be ‘brilliant at the basics,’ seeking out opportunities to create small ‘wow moments’ in residents’ lives because it’s crucial in making someone feel cared for, valued, and like they are at home.

  1. See your purpose

This makes your goals much more achievable and motivates you to try to reach your smaller objectives. Use parts of your career as a catalyst to gain experience and move towards greater plans.

Seasons’ What the Heck?!’ Education Bursary, named after former General Manager Donna Heck, who is passionate about life-long learning, awards 10 team members $1,000 to help pay for their tuition costs based on an application process. This program has proven excellent retention, as 90% of the previous year’s winners are still employed at Seasons today.

  1. Surround yourself with supportive people

Connections with others are critical to maintaining motivation throughout your career. They can help you sustain productivity and inspire you to strive toward your goals. Surrounding yourself with reassuring people can help you celebrate your successes and remind you how much you have accomplished.

Seasons implemented the ‘Dream It Up’ program, a competition that provides a platform for staff to become intrapreneurs within the company. Team members are invited to submit an idea that proposes a new process, policy, piece of equipment, or technology. No idea is too big or too small!

  1. Stay positive

When motivation becomes challenging, focus on the best parts of your role and the elements of your work that bring you the best enjoyment. Practice gratitude by thinking about the parts of your job journey for which you’re most thankful.

Every Seasons home has a Service Excellence board in the Communications Corridor that showcases the various levels of exceptional service that staff can demonstrate. Team members can give praise or get shout-outs in the following categories: Courtesy, Efficiency, Show, Care, and Safety.

  1. Self-affirmation and manifestation

Self-affirmation practices involve thinking positively about your attributes, such as courage, strength, and determination to succeed. These practices also help block negative musings and replace them with positive thoughts.

Manifest your destiny. This entails hyper-focusing your thoughts on the desired objective or outcome, which will turn your goals into reality. This is more than hoping for something to happen. Mantras remap your thought process to obtain an optimistic mindset.

If you know someone you think would be an excellent fit for Seasons and is looking to make a difference in the lives of others, you can encourage them to apply today. You can find job listings in your area by clicking here. Plus, if you help us recruit someone awesome like you, we will pay you $200 once they complete their probation period, complements of our ‘Make a Friend a Team Member’ program!

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