Employee motivation is a key factor to the success of any business. No business is possible without the hard working employees that you work with every day. But motivation is also fickle. Bad days, issues at home, or overall dissatisfaction can creep in when you least expect it and even the best employee will suddenly become less effective. For both career and personal development, everyone should strive to be better today than the day before. So how can you motivate your team to be better day after day? Here are some ideas for this year.
Focus on Career Development
Very few employees are content doing the same things over and over again for years. Employees who are challenged or continuously learn new things will be more engaged with you and your company over time. As a manager, it is up to you to ensure that every employee has access to tools to help them develop their career within your company. Offer the right technology and access to continued education.
Communicate the Company Vision
In order to engage your team they need to have some buy-in for the future of the organization. You want them to know what your company vision is so they can live by the mission statement every day. Share with them financial information that can motivate them to do better.
Find out Their Individual Motivation
Each employee will also have different needs when it comes to their day to day motivation. Some are money oriented and will work harder for bonuses or the promise of a raise. Others love the creative development and innovation and love to see their ideas come to life over time.
Give them Flexibility
Lastly, as much as you can offer them flexibility that will help them create a better work/life balance. Work from home options, flexible start and end times, and strong PTO programs will encourage good employees to stay engaged. Try a results oriented workplace that allows your staff to complete work on their own schedule as long as it is done completely and by a deadline.
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