Employee motivation and employee productivity can be tricky. Have you ever managed people who you describe as talented and talented, but they "just go through the suggestions" to show up and make the least? You might ask yourself, "Where is their motivation?"
What can happen in the above-mentioned scenario is that these talented, talented men are encouraged to meet at work and do as little as possible without getting fired!
The definition of motivation is – Internal drive that forces behavior. To say that someone is "just not encouraged", just can not be done. Employee motivation starts by understanding that within each person there is an internal driving that forces behavior. In other words, everyone has motivation. Criminals are encouraged as much as you and I … only in one direction to achieve different results. Each of us behaves like we do because of the internal drive called "motivation".
One question that may arise from the above definition is: "If motivation comes in, does that mean employee motivation and productivity is not possible with some?" That's a great question. Let us take a closer look at VET and productivity and how we can get more people.
The first step is to understand that each of us has "want" in the main areas of life, such as financial, health, relationships, business / career, spiritual and entertainment. Our vision of these areas and our journey to fulfill them is what determines our motivation and productivity. When there is a "gap" between where we are and where we want to become an internal drive, "bounces" to close the gap in some way.
In view of the above, any communication you have with people encourages or reduces them. Every communication "raises a mirror", as they see themselves in relation to where they want to be. Your words and actions are immediately relevant to people: Their relationship with you moves them either to or away from the desired destination. If people experience you as an obstacle to having more of what they want, they can "continue" their productivity. For them, more effort is not worth enough; therefore they seem to have no incentive.
Now we know better. They are encouraged … just in a different direction from you. Sometimes it does not take much to affect the motivation and productivity of someone.
My friend is number one sales representative for a company. He once told me he had no incentive to work a change of exchange that included a full-paid trip to Cancun for 10 days with his wife. Why?
His children were not included in the trip. If he and his wife were going on vacation, he wanted their children with them. Because that was not the case, he became very creative with a schedule, so he could put others in the race without losing a commission in the long run. The quarterly status of the company was lower than in this way, my friend could get what he wanted – family leave on his terms.
Like my friend, we all are interested in what we want and away from what we do not want.
If my friend's manager had asked, "What would you be most interested in winning this contest?" … he had heard my friend say, "Just give me four days in Disney World with my wife and kids, then get off my mind and look at me to work it." One simple question would have made all the difference between my friend's motivation to work, but his manager did not ask.
When you are interested in what people want and help them get more, turn on employee motivation and productivity in the direction you want.
Do you struggle with the productivity and functionality of your employees? Are you willing to try to find ways to increase productivity and encourage some employees? Are you going to throw a towel because you think incentives are not possible in some? If so, consider that they may not get enough of what they want and that's why they seem to have little emphasis.
How do you find out what employees want? You must ask them. If their productivity and motivation is low because important things are not met, you could increase productivity and change things by finding ways to do their job to get more of what they want.