Sunday, September 7, 2008

Employee Motivation

Motivating employees can be one of the biggest challenges as an employer. Constant pressure to increase productivity, profitability and revenue growth can often overshadow the importance of how an unengaged workforce can negatively affect corporate performance.

In today's turbulent, often chaotic, environment, commercial success depends on employees using their full talents. Yet in spite of the myriad of available theories and practices, managers often view motivation as something of a mystery. In part this is because individuals are motivated by different things and in different ways.

Nationwide studies have shown that up to 80% of employees are not engaged by their work.

While some employees produce to their highest capability regardless of the incentive, others need an occasional spark of motivation. When handled effectively, the result can be greater productivity and increased employee morale.

Keeping employees motivated is the key to maintaining a productive, successful business. Managers must find ways to motivate employees and make them want to live up to their full potential. To do this effectively, managers need to understand what motivates employees within the context of their respective roles.

Advantages of Employee Motivation
A positive motivation philosophy and practice should improve productivity, quality, and service. Motivation helps people:
· achieve goals;
· gain a positive perspective;
· create the power to change;
· build self-esteem and capability,
· Manage their own development and help others with theirs.


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Ashish Shandilya said...

Thanks for sharing this useful info. Keep updating same way.
Regards, AshishChange Management

Richard Lum said...

The latest research on business motivation shows that keeping employees motivated helps the company to achieve goals and gain more creative energy!