Motivating Employees In The Workplace ; Steps To Take


A business can be set up with all the right and qualified employees but productivity may not increase and the business may not make profits.

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This could be due to the situation where employees are not motivated enough to work .

It is important to note that in some ways, employees can motivate themselves but the employers or the business should also have a plan set aside that would help to motivate the employees.

Below are some key tactics to keep your employees motivated;

1. Workplace Needs To Be A Pleasant Place To Be

Employees love to work in environments that are peaceful and very comfortable. The workplace needs to be  aesthetically pleasing, well-lit and  functional.

The workplace needs to be very clean and importantly the employee should not feel uncomfortable and disorganized while at work due to how the workplace has been set up .

2. Offering Employee Rewards

It is very good if employees are given the best of salaries but more often than not , employees would love to continue working with business especially when feel part of the business and wanted as well.

To motivate the employees and keep them working for the business for long, an incentive package is key.

When employees know that they would be rewarded for jobs well done, they would feel motivated enough to work .

3. Recognize Achievements Of Employees

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At all times if employees are recognized for their achievements at work , they feel motivated and work harder.If people feel that their efforts are appreciated, they will feel compelled to continue working hard.

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The need to recognize the work and achievements of employees is due to the fact that  all people want is some recognition for a job well done.

4.Seek Feedback From Employees

It is important to note that when employees feel they are needed, wanted or are part of the business, they are able to go out of their way and work harder.

That is motivation right there. To make employees feel they are part of the business, it is important that the business seek their feedback from time to time.

Employees should be asked about how they want the business to be like; their needs, wants, expectations as well as their suggestions.

5.Offer Food At The Workplace

Food is a basic need or necessity of any man. If the business is able to provide food for its employees, they would have the sound mind to concentrate on work and work effectively .

The provision of food goes a long way to motivate employees especially as they wouldn’t have to think on a daily basis what they would eat .

Other Factors:

Being a respectful superior at the workplace also helps to motivate employees. Whenever employees get the sense they are respected and are treated as human beings, they get the urge to work hard .

When  the  business is rapidly expanding, giving your employees room to grow within the company is a huge motivator.

When you give your best employees growth opportunities, it shifts their thinking from “this is just a side job” to “this could be a full-fledged career.”

Having insight into how business is going makes your employees more invested. The business can  send out daily, weekly, or monthly sales reports or even information about how the business is performing .Having access to all this data not only makes your employees feel like they’re an important part of the business and positively affects motivation.

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