Motivating the Employees

Employees are the key to success only when they are satisfied, motivated, when they find growth and opportunities in the working environment. Following listed points go a long way to keep the employees motivated.

  • Provide the employees what they want and need to the best extent possible.

  • Frequently communicate with the employees.

  • Proper evaluation and assessment of employees’ performance.

  • Keep employees engaged in constructive work related to the organization.

  • Provide necessary education and training for realizing success.

  • Generate mutual trust between the management and employees.

  • Special focus on high-potential employees.

  • Be creative to avoid downsizing.

  • Implement incentive programs to perform better.

A recent survey shows that organizations should strive to create a great place for great people to do great work. Hence, there is a need to understand what motivates whom. Employees are primarily motivated by two important factors - organizational culture and compensation package.

Strategies to Motivate Employees

As a manager or an employer, it is always difficult to decide which motivational factors motivate employees. Following pointers might help in this regard.

  • Make a preparatory list of some things which motivates each of your employees.

  • Have each of your employees note the factors that motivates them personally.

  • Choose those factors that are acceptable to both the employee and the organization.

  • Conduct one-on-one meeting with each employee and reward appropriately at the right time.

  • Provide vital demands of the employees such as paid medical leaves, flexible working hours, etc.

  • Empower the employees where they can excel.

  • Conduct periodical and flawless performance appraisal system.

  • Celebrate achievements with the employees.

Last but not the least, make the employees feel at home when they are at work.