By Steve Gilliland
Employees are one of the most important assets of an organization. You depend on them to accomplish complex tasks and put in their time and effort to help your business grow.
Employee motivation is a crucial part of a successful business. A motivated and content employee can help improve an organization’s performance and efficiency. Good and qualified employees are hard to find these days, and, as an employer, it’s your job to increase employee retention and keep the attrition rate to a minimum.
How do you achieve this? Keep reading this blog to learn about some tried and tested ways to keep your employees motivated...
Work on the Ambiance
Would you want to spend time in a boring, dingy and dull office for hours? It’s not just you; no one wants to spend hours sitting in a cubicle or office that’s basic and dreary. Such spaces dampen the mood and aren’t conducive to creative thinking.
Make your workspaces more pleasant, aesthetically pleasing and functional to get employees excited to work there. You don’t need to spend tons of money to spruce up the place. Find some practical, quality furniture at flea markets and other low-cost, unconventional sources. Add some paintings and decorative items by local artists. Keep your office neat. All of this can do wonders to motivate your employees.
Encouragement and support from managers can go a long way toward improving employee performance and efficiency. Respect, clear communication, support and honesty will instill a sense of loyalty in your employees, and they’ll be more motivated to stay with your organization for a long time.
It’s common to think that monetary benefits are the most important to keep employees motivated. However, that’s not the case. According to a study about motivational elements, money and benefits constitute only 4 percent.
Acknowledging and appreciating employee achievements can compel them to work harder and enjoy the work they do. However, if they feel their hard work isn’t recognized, it’ll put a damper on their work spirit.
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