There is no greater reward for a company than a self-motivated employee- an employee who knows his/her job and takes it with all seriousness and real zeal.
Employees who know their job and who certainly realize that they are contributing their best to the ultimate success of the organization are the best one to have. They know the essence of motivation, and since they are directly supporting the organization goals, they make themselves the best asset of the business. But as a business, you have to realize this one simple fact- not everyone is going to support or visualize your company’s goal the way you do it. Neither every employee is inherently motivated nor do all of them take initiatives to grow your business. As managers, it is you who has to ensure the perfect marriage of work discipline and work passion.
Create a workforce that belongs to your company wholeheartedly. Whether it is about job satisfaction or financial reward- heal every part that can adversely affect the motivation level of your employees. Being happy about a job might look as an intangible perspective of work to you, but it has some greater benefits to the organization too. It is both about work and respect of work.
Discuss your ‘Vision’ with them:
Give them the best gift of clarity in thought and action. Once they know how they are contributing to the success spree of the company, they are likely to serve and render their finest services to the business. The vision of the company should work as a roadmap for your employees, knowing every twist, turn and steep channels in this journey.
Know what your employees ‘need’:
It is very important to understand and evaluate the ‘needs’ of your employees. Don’t just assume what they expect from the organization and rather ask each and everyone about their expectations from the organization. Make them feel like a part of the process. Know whether they need any tool or training to enhance their skills or not.
Keep the communication ‘Open’:
You can host a number of courses, memos, workshops or spread newsletters and FAQs during business meetings to enhance the ‘open’ communication flow of your company. Remember that clarity in vision is a product of open communication. When you have the ability to discuss the highs and lows of the business, only then you are ready to embrace success in work.
Engage them often:
Work out on the ways through which you can engage your employees in planning and decision-making process. Make them feel that the company is their baby too and since they are primarily responsible for both the success and failure of the company, they have to take the onus of its current market status.
A random ‘Act of Kindness’ is a good gesture:
If you have to appreciate someone, don’t wait for the periodic reviews and feedback mechanism. You can establish a random act of kindness by appreciating your employees then and there for their great work. As far as the feedback is concerned, both negative and positive feedbacks should be instantly communicated.
A simple ‘Thank you’ or a polite request can work wonders for your business. Appreciate the human feelings of your employees so that they can have the sincerity and affections to help you through some difficult times.
Some ‘Fun’ working is a good idea:
“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”! Be a good boss and pay attention to the larger picture of work culture. Care for the creativity of your employees and give room to some fun play at work.
Special consideration to ‘High Potential Employees’:
We know that the economy is tough, and equality is the best way to ensure transparency in work culture but even then, you have to pay particular consideration to the high potential employees- all because they can become the driving force of your business.
Discuss the best ways of motivating employees and ensuring success in business with some of the best recruitment agencies in Ghana.Be proactive, invest your time in your team, have a financial vision and shine bright.