In any work setting, employees require motivation in order to work towards the accomplishment of corporate goals. While money is a good enough motivator, it’s not the only one. Career development professional Mark Cruver has interacted with many professionals who seek his expertise in finding out their strengths and limitations. Some of the motivating issues that people respond well to include the following:
Clear goals and objectives
When you are clear about what you want to accomplish, it’s much easier to make these objectives a priority and work towards achieving them. Individuals who know what is required of them can set smaller weekly goals that keep them motivated towards the bigger picture.
Once in a while, let employees take the lead roles on projects. It communicates to them that they are valued. Additionally, give team members a chance to share their opinions in meetings and group settings. People are more motivated to share what they know when there’s a feeling of trust.
Taking the time to recognize and applaud an employee for work well done is a big confidence booster. The praise should be sincere and genuine, and can possibly take place in front of peers. While some people might be shy to the public praise, many individuals will appreciate that you noticed their efforts.
Your team is more valuable to the company when you provide individuals with the opportunities to develop their skills. Provide the training they require to become more knowledgeable about their roles.
Mark Cruver is a certified practitioner of various personality and leadership programs, including DiSC® and Strong Interest Inventory®.