Figuring out how to motivate your employees can be very tricky. If you’ve read our blog before, you know that we’ve written about motivating employees quite a few times (scroll to the end of the article to see our other blog posts about employee motivation). But the topic never gets old! And sometimes you just need a fresh way to look at it.
So what’s the secret to motivating employees? This clever infographic from our friends over at Salesforce explains it. Hint: it isn’t just money!
This article was originally posted on the work.com blog.
How To Motivate Your Employees
Motivating employees isn’t as simple as paying them more. People are complex and lots of different factors contribute to their overall level of job satisfaction, and what motivates people to do their best work. Happiness, career aspirations, challenges, money, stress, are all factors that contributing factors in employee motivation.
There is an optimal level of arousal that is key to motivating people. This can be brought about in many ways: employee recognition, dialogue with employees, employee coaching, and healthy relationships with bosses and co-workers.
There is a material impact to having disengaged employees. Human resources professionals must manage their organizations with finesse, constantly looking for that optimal level workplace satisfaction which keeps employees motivated and engaged.
BONUS: Here are Integrity HR’s Top 5 Tips On How To Motivate Your Employees:
- Provide constant and efficient feedback
- Communicate clearly, and be sure to gain agreement
- Ask for and accept input from your employees
- Avoid favoritism
- Promote accountability and trust your employees
Following these five steps will be a huge step forward in turning a negative environment into a positive one.
To read more about how to motivate employees, check out our previous blogs:
- HR Lessons From Duck Dynasty: The Importance Of Understanding Company Culture
- Are Unpaid Internships Worth The Risk?