Employee Motivation

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

To Motivate, Get Them Involved And Contributing

A survey among 2,000 workers undertaken by staff development company European Leaders revealed that a huge two thirds failed to understand their company’s vision, which had a negative impact on their motivation and productivity. It also contributed to the fact that a mere 18% would…

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Want Employee Loyalty? Recognise Their Worth!

I read a piece from John Sylvester recently that said the Number 1 reason employees leave a company is from lack of recognition. Not sure if you would all agree with that, as some managers I’ve recently talked to say their people are leaving for more…

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10 Steps To Empowerment

Your team can offer valuable assistance in achieving your goals and objectives, but only when they are given the opportunity to do so. Many managers are reluctant to offer more power to the team because it is risky and diminishes their control. But it is…

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How Not To Regret A Hiring Decision

Have you ever regretted taking on a new person? According to research by Reabur.com, only 4% of business owners claim never to have regretted hiring a new staff member. The main reason for it was underperformance. Just 4% of employers have never regretted their decision…

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Are You Making These Motivation Mistakes?

Managers know that they need to keep their employees’ motivation high, or else there may be performance problems. But many people ask me how they can motivate the de-motivated. And they also ask why there is still poor motivation even though they have tried all…

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8 Ways to Develop Motivated People When You Don’t Have The Budget

How I wish I had a pound for every time a manager has asked me how to motivate people when they don’t have the budget! It’s as if they think that money is the panacea to everything motivational, that money will create a high performance…

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6 Steps To Recognising Individuals At Work

Motivation is one of the enigmas that many managers never quite seem to grasp the importance of. O yes, they may say they are motivational in their style, but when you ask their team members to honestly judge their line manager’s motivational skills, often the…

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A Simple Way To Keep Motivation High

One of the most important things you can do to help your business succeed and your employees motivated is to use encouragement. Other expressions that mean the same as encourage are “Give Confidence, Cheer, Support”. Many managers seem to think that the salary should be…

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Finding Different Ways To Reward Employees

Have you ever agreed to a staff request for a higher salary on the basis that it would encourage and motivate them to work harder and smarter, then find that it didn’t have the desired effect? Even though many people will say that money is…

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What Really Drives Motivated Employees

We’re going to take a look at the work of Lawrence and Noria in early 2000’s and adapt some of their ideas so we are all singing off the same song-sheet. The first driver they spoke about was the need to achieve, and have the…

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When Staff Don’t Want To Be Empowered

OK, you’ve made all your plans and you’re convinced that your staff will be receptive to your new ideas. So you decide to delegate some responsibility to your team, knowing that this level of empowerment will be grasped by all of them, as they are…

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Dealing With Absenteeism

Employees who take more days off than their peers can cause real problems for you. Morale, productivity and profits can be affected, and can irritate you more than than anything else, as you have to make swift arrangements to cover for the absent person, or…

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