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Having a workforce that isn’t motivated can have a detrimental effect on your business, not to mention the harm it can do to workplace morale.
In this guide, we’ll explain why it’s important to keep your employees motivated and talk you through the various forms of motivation for employees.
A well-motivated team can work wonders for your business. It means your staff are committed to their work and enjoy what they do.
But why is this so good for your business? Well, motivation determines behaviour, so your employees’ productivity is the result of not just their skills and experience, but also how motivated they are.
You could have a very talented staff member who feels de-motivated, and this can greatly harm how well they perform.
There are several advantages to high employee motivation, including:
It’s easy to confuse motivation with engagement, but they’re not quite the same thing.
An employee could be engaged in a task, but not fully absorbed in it because they have a feeling of obligation to get it done, rather than having a desire to do it. If they’re motivated, they will actively want to get their teeth into the task.
One of the biggest contributors to high employee motivation is job satisfaction.
The way your staff feel about their job and working environment have a huge impact on how motivated they are. The more satisfied there are within their role, the more productive they’re likely to be.
Other factors that encourage motivation among employees are:
There are many ways to motivate employees to perform well at work. These include:
This is a great way to encourage staff to care about your business as much as you do, whilst at the same time boosting their morale.
You can do this by:
Work performance can reflect how employees feel about themselves. For example, if a staff member is proud of their job, they’re likely to produce high-quality work. On the other hand, those with a bad self-image might not perform to the best of their ability.
There are several ways you can boost self-esteem in the workplace, such as:
Having the incentive of a reward is a great motivational factor. Here are some fun ways to motivate employees through recognition and reward:
Contact Health Assured today for guidance and support on keeping your employees motivated and happy. Call us on 0844 892 2493
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