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.
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.