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Steps towards Employee Motivation

Motivation has many different forms and shapes and can be presented as either a gentle praise or a proverbial whip. Keeping employees motivated requires more than just one tactic, but requires a combination of efforts that begins with the leader. If employees neglect their duties, you can blame them for not working hard enough, which is often the easier option, or you can take resolve to take appropriate steps to reset the balance.

Identify means to improve their Wellbeing
Some companies have things like a relaxation station or offer yoga or mediation classes. Despite these efforts, there is no way that a one-hour class can cut out the issue with so many deadlines ongoing and the much stress that people feel. The term wellbeing is often associated with enlightenment or mindfulness, but the only real way in which you can instill any sense of wellbeing in your employees is to give them a sense of purpose.

A person that always clocks in and out, means that they are only there in body. Instead, you need to reinforce the difference an individual is making by just doing their job. In this instance, you can come up with a workplace support program or think of some employee recognition gift ideas to give out on occasion.

By giving unexpected gifts once in a while helps to improve the morale of your workers. When combined with assigning duties that help give your employees a greater sense of purpose in their work lines, it completely changes their attitude.

Be a Source of Inspiration
When employees feel inspired; they tend to work better. You can inspire your workers by simply leading with example. According to studies, leaders who act to the interest of the team instead of themselves manage to inspire the workers to become trusting, cooperative as well as committed. It is all about leading fairly and if you have led previously with iron fist, you might need to change your leadership style.

When you are acting in the interests of the team, make sure that you work with them. Doing this as much as possible, either on a daily or weekly basis helps to bridge the “us” and “them” type gap that can occur in larger organizations or in places that follow an antiquated style of hierarchy.

Split the Work/Life Balance Properly
Something that Germany Companies are very hot on is discouraging work emails during out of office hours, to ensure that the work life doesn’t spill into home life. It is not just simply about banning emails, but you need to create a work culture that embraces the work/life balance. You may, for instance, wish to start the day on a positive note with some exercise. Prioritizing oneself in the workplace benefits everyone health wise as well as improves their productivity.