Employee Motivation Check-up

If you were asked to describe your employees, would “motivated” be one of the adjectives you’d use? If not, why not?

If you respond by saying something such as “They just don’t care…,” or “All they want is a paycheck…,” those statements are not true for most employees. Your employees want many of the same things in life you do; things such as a means to provide for and protect their families, strong family and social interactions, a stable work environment, and the opportunity to utilize their skills and be recognized for them.

As an employer, your acknowledgement and support of these basic human needs, leads to more motivated employees. Why? Well, if your employees have these “human needs” fulfilled they’re not distracted during work. They’re able to focus on production instead of trying to figure out how to deal with a serious family issue or how to reduce their boredom and utilize some skills you haven’t tapped yet.

Employee Motivation Check-upSo what does this mean for you the employer? No, you don’t have to become a family counseling center or provide babysitting services, but you do have to be aware of your employees’ concerns. You need to help them find resources either within your organization or outside that can help them. It also means you need to sit down with employees to find out what skills they aren’t using and how you can help them tap them. The sooner basic steps such as these are taken, the sooner your employees’ focus returns to production. Once employees can focus on production — their internal drive and motivation increases.

So ask yourself, “Are my employees motivated? If not, what can I do to get them there?”



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Liz Weber CMC CSP

Liz Weber CMC

Liz Weber coaches, consults, and trains leadership teams. She specializes in strategic and succession planning, and leadership development.

Liz is one of fewer than 100 people in the U.S. to hold both the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designations.

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