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Motivating Employees Helps Organizations Succeed
4/3/2011 by Dario Priolo  
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Motivating employees can be one of your biggest challenges as an employer, but learning how to inspire your workforce is the key to a successful organization.  This article will provide you tips for motivating employees that will help your organization unlock human potential.  Whether you're an executive, a manager or a team leader, the following information will be beneficial to you.

Motivate people to do what you need them to do by learning how to make employees productive and motivated to do their best.

Motivating employees can be one of your biggest challenges as an employer, but learning how to inspire your workforce is the key to a successful organization.  Constant pressure to increase productivity, profitability and revenue growth can often overshadow the importance of how an unengaged workforce can negatively affect corporate performance.

Nationwide studies have shown that up to 80% of employees are not motivated by their work. Now that's a staggering number!

Many organizations continually face the problems associated with decreased employee motivation including complacency, declining morale, and widespread discouragement in the workplace. If allowed to continue, these problems can reduce productivity, earnings, and competitiveness in your business.

Motivating employees is crucial to the success of our rapidly changing workplaces. Motivated employees help organizations survive by being more productive. Effective managers need to understand what motivates individual employees within the context of their job. Of all the functions a manager performs, motivating employees is arguably the most complex due to the fact that what motivates employees changes constantly.
Motivating employees will help you improve employee engagement in your workforce so that you can maintain a productive, successful business.

Motivating employees will help you find ways to improve low employee motivation by identifying what drives them and make them want to live up to their full potential, creating an environment for increased productivity and employee morale.  Did you know that money is often not the biggest motivator for an employee? A recent survey found that only 15% of employees left their jobs because of inadequate salary and benefits.  The same study also found that of those who left their jobs:
- 30% were unhappy with management and the way they managed
- 25% felt they received no respect for good work
- 20% complained of limited opportunities for advancement
- 15% cited inadequate salary and benefits
- 5% were bored with the job
- 5% cited other reasons (retirement, career change, sabbatical, travel)   

By motivating employees, your organization can gain the following benefits:
- Increased understanding, awareness and changed perspectives
- Stronger workplace relationships
- Improvement in skills and competency
- Increased confidence, job satisfaction and morale
- Improved individual performance and self-motivation
- Increased employee retention and productivity
- Improved decision-making

When people are placed in jobs that match their own abilities, interests, and personalities, employee turnover decreases dramatically, and productivity increases exponentially. This is the key to employee motivation and increased employee morale.

Learn how to discover what motivates employees and how to motivate them effectively.
 
Dario Priolo - About the Author:

Dario Priolo is the CMO of Profiles International, a leading provider of human resource management solutions and employment assessments for businesses worldwide. For more information about using assessments for motivating employees, visit our website.


 







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On 4/5/2011 12:31:24 AM, Matthew Shlosberg wrote:

Great article! Thanks for sharing it!


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