What Does Your Employee Need From Work?
Do you know what motives each person on your team? Employees overlap in some basic areas around what keeps them coming back each day, though each person has their own specific reasons for working and specifically at your company. If you want to motivate your employees, find out why they come to work.
On About.com read “What People Want From Work: Motivation” which states that money is one key factor, but what else motives each person to show up each day:
Every person has different motivations for working. The reasons for working are as individual as the person. But, we all work because we obtain something that we need from work. The something we obtain from work impacts our morale and motivation and the quality of our lives. Here is the most recent thinking about motivation, what people want from work.
Take some time to review what you know about each member of your team. Do you understand what motivates them? Your success as a manager depends on you knowing each person and what gets them excited. An easy action on your part is recognition. Most people are more productive when they receive recognition on a regular basis from their manager. If you have a member on your team that doesn’t like public recognition, they usually accept a 1:1 positive comments on their performance.
Compensation, benefits, control over their work, workplace friendships, career growth and development, recognition all help build positive morale in the workplace.
Your success with your team is with knowledge…knowing each person on your team and what is important to them.
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