..have one thing in common-motivated and productive employees.
A company’s employees are one of its most valuable assets, no matter what the size of the company. Regardless of status within the company, all employees have psychological needs related to competence, relevance and some level of autonomy. Managing and motivating them is one of the most important and challenging tasks. But in the end a motivated employee is a productive employee which adds to the bottom line.
here are numerous opportunities to increase productivity and job satisfaction and some require little to no financial investment, but may require an adjustment of management practices.
There are of course, the normal salary, 401(k) contributions, vacation and healthcare benefits. But in addition, there are flexible work schedules, telecommuting and other work-life balance incentives. Other items can revolve around corporate culture such as corporate outings, charity events or simply recognizing an employee’s good work, whether formally via job reviews or informally via a simple “pat on the back”. More facetime ( and listening) with employees encourages an “open door” policy which allows employees to feel more comfortable approaching their superiors with issues or problems.
When leaders recognize and reward employee efforts, you will build trust, engagement and hopefully, satisfaction in the workplace. A happy employee leads to improved performance in the workplace. Be a cheerleader for success!