In any organization, motivation has a direct impact on the performance of the employees and has a lot of bearing on the company policy. No matter how excited employees are about their work life or job, there are always things that can negatively impact them. There can be situations when their motivation levels are at an all-time low. It can be because of work pressure, promotion, or any other reason.
“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”–William Arthur Ward
In any organization, employee motivation has a direct impact on the performance of the employees and has a lot of bearing on the company policy. No matter how excited employees are about their work life or job, there are always things that can negatively impact them. There can be situations when their motivation levels are at an all-time low. It can be because of work pressure, promotion, or any other reason.
HR should conduct regular surveys to check whether the employees are motivated and are performing to their capability. It should be a part of the HR exercise. You need to have motivational guidelines in place to recharge them and put them back on track.
Here are the eight points that can help you design and create the right employee motivation environment. You need to know
- Whether employees understand the ‘Vision, Mission and Goal’ of the company – When employees imbibe the company’s vision, principles, goals, and mission, they feel a sense of ownership. They are more committed to it, more motivated, more engaged leading to better performance.
- The difficulties faced by employees in their working environment – Your employees may be more motivated if they understand the primary aim of your business. But, there may be other related problems that you need to know.
- The motivating factor to perform better- Are they motivated by financial rewards, promotion, or recognition? Are they looking for work-life balance, growth, learning, job security, or a flexible work culture?
- Do employees feel empowered – Employees are your asset. They have great ideas that can help improve productivity and minimize costs. Companies need to be open to listening. When an employee takes ownership and feels confident that their ideas are valued, and acted upon they will automatically be charged up to perform better.
- What is affecting the employee performance – Check if there has been a change in guard or key people leaving the jobs or job losses that are making the employee demotivated?
- The patterns of motivation in your company – Who is most motivated and why? What changes can be brought in to motivate the employee?
- If employee goals and company goals are aligned – Are the employee and the employer on the same page? Are the priorities and goals clearly defined or is the employee highly motivated but about the “wrong” priorities?
- What do employees feel about the company – Is the employee loyal and committed to the company? Do they feel wanted and/or feel unwanted and invisible?
Why work with PROLIM?
PROLIM nurtures an employee friendly environment that incites positive vibes and reinvigorates empowerment this what makes us so special and unique.
I’m sure you must be having a list of your own. But do try these and let me know which work for you.