1. Be motivated yourself ( or, at least, look motivated ).

Don't go around moaning and complaining, set an example to others by taking a positive and energetic approach to whatever you do.

2. Praise people at every opportunity. Look for reasons to tell them how well they're doing.

3. Take time to talk to people - and listen to them. Pay them some attention.

4. Help people to develop.

If you can't spend money on training, then coach them yourself ( it costs nothing but a little of your time ).

People want to feel that they're moving forward and learning new skills, so see it as your job to help them do this.

5. Keep people informed about what's going on and, as far as possible, involve them in decisions which affect them.

6. Give them a sense of ownership of the work they do.

Where you can, give them complete tasks to carry out and some autonomy to make decisions about how the work is done. Delegate as much as you can.

7. Agree some targets for performance so people have something to work towards and support people in achieving them.

8. Celebrate successes, even small ones.

9. Be seen, be available - and be approachable.

10. Be polite - be the one that people like to work with because you make them feel special and valued.

There you are - 10 things you can start to do TODAY ( if you aren't already doing them ) to help the people around you to feel better about being at work.

Author's Bio: 

Alan Matthews is a trainer, coach and speaker who helps people to be successful managers and leaders - people who can bring out the best in themselves and those around them. For more articles and a free copy of The Book Of 100 Management Tips, visit http://www.manageleadsucceed.com