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Motivation is critical process to effective management and leadership. Organizational productivity decreases when employees are not motivated in fulfilling the organization’s objectives. Therefore, there are several key steps of motivation process in workplace.
Understand Employee Motivation
Motivation is not one-sided. Just as employees are encouraged to work toward the goals of the organization, the management should also be encouraged to understand employee motivation. This mutually beneficial environment leads to effective results.
Create A Learning Environment
Creating a learning environment creates a sense of loyalty among employees and motivates them to exceed expectations. We can motivate employees to work as a team and use a combination of their skills to solve problems.
Discuss Personal and Organizational Goals
Goal-setting is another important aspect of motivation in management. We can discuss personal employee goals and work together to align them with organizational goals. This way, everyone will be on the same page. Goal-setting brings clarity about roles and responsibilities; thus, boost employees' motivation.
Lead by Example
Leading by example means incorporating and practicing what you are trying to teach. If others see you working hard to achieve results, they will be more inclined to follow. It will be easier to persuade your employees if we show them some of the qualities that we try to instill in them.
Appreciate Your Team's Effort
Teamwork is built on mutual appreciation and acknowledgment of each other’s work. Whether it is for you or someone else in your team, remember that rewards and recognition go a long way. Motivating someone is about telling them that they are capable of more than they believe. Thus, acknowledging their effort is a simple way to go about it.