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Motivation is perhaps one of the key feature of every successful workforce. It is what gets the best out of your workforce or employees. It enables productivity, boosts morale and keeps your most skilled with you. But it is also one of the hardest to maintain and requires ongoing effort. Further, these are several ways to improve employee motivation in workplace, namely:
Recognize good performance
Rewarding the performance you want to see among your workforce reinforces your organization’s goals and boosts engagement. Employees are proud to see how their individual efforts impact the organization, and this strengthens the notion that their contribution is valued.
Prioritize employee well-being
Happy and healthy employees are easier to motivate – an obvious point, yet one that is often overlooked. Even when you are in the middle of a big project, try to ensure your employees are getting enough sleep and taking time for themselves.
Good communication sets managers apart. Do not fall into an email culture; set aside time to talk to your employees face-to-face. Let them know you see them as a person. You also need to encourage them to share their thoughts and impressions as well as check how they are doing and ask how you can support them better.
Lead with trust and respect
Employees want to have autonomy and independence at work. It feels good to be the master of your specialism, respected to plan and structure work according to how you work best. Therefore, the most important thing managers can do is to trust their employees and never micromanage.