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Why Motivating Your Employees Matters; Three Questions To Help Evaluate If You Are Rubbing Your Employees The Wrong Way

Oct 31, 2014 09:27 PM EDT | By Felicity Maris Modesto
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Motivating your employees is equivalent to good overall production in the work place. However, as reported by Forbes, the statistics show dismal results in terms of employees' work engagement, with less than 1 out of 4 employees that succeed in being and staying motivated.

Because each employee's direct contact is with his/her manager, the responsibility of keeping his/her spirits up falls on the manager's shoulders. Simply put, it is his/her role to keep his/her employees happily engaged with their duties.

And being motivated, as all managers should know by now, is tantamount to being productive. But hope is never lost when it comes to motivating your employees the right way. You need to assess if you are staying on the right track. You can always work on brushing up on your skills in motivating your employees.

Consider these three questions to find out if you are doing a good job at keeping your employees motivated:

Do you give them due recognition or attention? 

Biztrain says that by recognizing your employee's outstanding achievements, you show your appreciation. Take note of the kind and quality of work your employee puts into his/her tasks. Compliment him/her whenever necessary. Even just a light tap on the back or simple "Good work!" goes a long way.

Are you genuinely interested in where your employee's career is headed?

Forbes says that paying attention to the future of your employee's career in the company works to boost effectively his/her morale. In turn, this translates to a more positive work attitude, which does not only benefit the concerned employee, but also the whole team or company. Help him/her improve his/her skills by mentoring, coaching or offering educational learning materials or seminars.

Do you continue to train your employee?

Biztrain says that training does not end when the employee masters his/her specific duties. It continues as he/she gets more involved with his/her work. From time to time, schedule seminars or activities that refresh his/her learning, while providing new information or skills that would help him/her improve his/her performance.


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