Tips to Improve Staff Motivation

It is often said that the level of motivation the staff gets is equivalent to how much efforts is put into work. The positive turn out of encouragement from the employer to employee cannot be underrated.

Here are different ways staff motivation can be done:

  • Awareness of the vision and goal

Employees without goals will be aimless. Provide them with clear achievable goals and make sure there are measurable standards in place to evaluate their performance.

The expectancy theory supports the concept that employees must know what action they are expected to take and that it will yield the desired performance.

Your employees should understand what they are expected to do, how they are expected to do it, and how they will be judged on it.

  • Correct them privately

It might be really embarrassing to correct them in the open. It shuts their ego and puts them off thereby reducing productivity. Don’t think of correcting an employee’s performance or behavior as punitive. Instead, consider it a learning opportunity for the employee. Keep an open mind.

  • Believe in them always

In situations where they make mistakes, be sure to correct and also assure them that they can do much more next time. It goes a long way in helping them spring up in their strength and helping their weaknesses.

  • Appreciate publicly

Feeling unappreciated encourages complacency – there’s a reason so many companies celebrate an Employee of the Month. People love praise; they thrive on it. Some research even suggested we’re willing to sacrifice incentive bonuses for public recognition. Make it a standard practice in your office to recognize positive people and trends within the business.

Abayomi Adeola (Della)

Abayomi Adeola Della is a Law Student in Obafemi Awolowo University. Author of two books, Entrepreneur, Business strategist/analyst, Leader and Blogger. She's passionate about business building and economic growth. Her best food is beans.

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