Is your workplace an area of inspiration and motivation in which everyone is enthusiastic and psyched-up to give of their best every day, all day? If not, why not?
Motivation is that wonderful energy, drive and excitement that employees feel when they are inspired to contribute, both individually and as a team, and when they do, they feel recognised and valued for the contribution that they make to the overall program, project, target or proposal.
Motivation is the most powerful emotion that employees can experience at work. And the managerial commitment to motivating employees through a shared vision and efficient communication are the fundamental skills that great managers bring to the workplace. The ability for managers to be adept at inspiring and motivating their teams is the most important attribute, particularly during challenging times. It is the one skill that cannot be outsourced but is an integral element of the role of a leader and manager.
Ignoring the appeal to personal feelings can be a costly mistake because if fear and negativity are the endemic emotions within your organisation, then you will need to counter those with even more powerful emotions such as loyalty, belief, vision and optimism. And, overall, your success will depend on your ability to inspire and motivate.
Motivation flourishes in a positive management/ employee and customer, client- centric, work culture. Let us look, therefore, at a few ideas that can help you to increase employee motivation.