With January Blues kicking in following the festive Christmas period, we recognise that employees can often experience a slump in motivation at this time of year. With that in mind, we have developed our 4 essential truths to boost employee motivation and revitalise your workforce.
- Communication is King
According to a survey from TINYpulse, one key factor that greatly impacts employee satisfaction is effective communication from management. Effective communication also builds trust, loyalty and relationships, which in turn fosters more dedication and productivity. This costs nothing and can make a huge difference to the motivation of your employees.
- Empower your Employees
Empowered employees are often the most engaged, innovative and productive members of your team. Include, ask, challenge and listen to employees to give them a sense of purpose. Give credit where credit is due, offer new levels of responsibility and welcome new ideas, to motivate your staff and get the most out of your employees.
- Bring back the Fun Factor
It’s well-documented that satisfied employees deliver a higher quality of work. However, within the hustle and bustle of the working day, with deadlines, multiple projects and tough objectives, it’s easy to forget to cultivate a positive work environment. Find ways to bring the fun factor to your team and give your staff a reason to excel at their job every day.
- Strengthen your Employee Value Proposition
An Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is the experience offered by an employer in exchange for the productivity and performance of an employee (Towers Watson). Successful employee/ employer relationships offer an equal balance between employee benefits and performance at work. Ensure your EVP is balanced to maintain fulfilled, dedicated and motivated employees.
By Adam Buck – CEO Phaidon International