Motivating Your Employees

Motivating Your Employees

What is Motivation?

Motivating your employees – Let’s take motivation in a psychological perceptive and understand it. Motivation in all sense has different definitions and meaning in which most relates on how businesses or managers or leaders employ it. Motivation is generally what energises, maintains, and controls behaviour; it acts as a stimulus for desirable actions.

Motivation results in goal-directed behaviour that results to a positive way of using energy and skills to toward a preferable outcome. The importance of this from a professional standpoint is enormous as much of what employees do is specifically delegated to capture present or future value for their company…

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Employee Motivation Theories

Employee Motivation Theories

The Expectancy Theory

In this theory, both Maslow’s and Herzberg’s motivation theories presents that motivations is triggered by expectations. Though this is true in some points, by generalising it both theories are criticised. It is obvious with many other recent researches that the same people are motivated by different things at different times and that different people are motivated by different things at the same time. Therefore, there is no certain category of motivation. Expectancy refers to the subjective probability that one thing will result in another. Individual perception is, therefore, an essential part of Expectancy theory…

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How to Lead & Influence People

How to Lead & Influence People

 

Leading people has nothing to do with managing them. Too many managers are trying to micro-manage their staff, all the while forgetting to lead them effectively.

If you want to become a strong leader you need to lead by example. This means you have to show your team that you are perfectly capable to set examples. By doing so you will earn their respect and create lifelong devotees who would move mountains to please you. Conversely, a manager who hides behind his office door while commanding staff isn’t going to gain much respect in the work place…

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Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills – What Makes a Great Leader?

Napoleon once said: “One bad general does better than two good ones.” It takes a

moment for the sense of this to register, but it is the same as our modern saying that “too

many cooks spoil the broth” Having one set of instructions, even if they are flawed, is

preferable to having two sets of perfect directions that, when enacted together without

reference to each other, cause havoc…

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Are Your Employees Motivated?

Are Your Employees Motivated?

Employees that are too stressed out results to lower quality and productivity. Stress can also result to illness which can either be physical, like fatigue, or mental, like anxiety and tension. However, a certain amount of stress could be required to help keep employees motivated. If things run too smoothly, employees can lose attention and become bored in their work…

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Recognising Employee Achievement

Recognising Employee Achievement

Having motivated employees gives you a good level of innovation, while they may provide you with a better, higher quality of work at a sustainable level of efficiency. Though the benefits are quite broad, they are also quite vague, so that goes back to whether the motivated employee costs less and has no downsides. However you could say that motivating employees cost nothing, if the method you use requires no capital at all to coach managers to act as effective motivators…

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Top Reasons Why Employees Stay

Top Reasons Why Employees Stay

The top reasons employees remain where they are:

  1. Career growth, learning, and development
  2. Exciting and challenging work
  3. Meaningful work, making a difference and a contribution
  4. Great people
  1. Being part of a team
  2. Good boss
  3. Recognition for work well done
  4. Fun on the job
  5. Autonomy, sense of control over my work
  6. Flexibility, for example, in work hours and dress code
  7. Fair pay and benefits
  8. Inspiring leadership
  9. Pride in the organisation, its mission, and quality of product
  10. Great work environment
  11. Location
  12. Job security
  13. Family-friendly employer
  14. Cutting-edge technology

 

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