Finding that balance of motivation, encouragement, and money to help drive employee productivity is delicate. Rewarding your employees can have a beneficial effect on your bottom line numbers at the end of the year. Your employees want to feel that they are being compensated properly for their work.
There are many positions within your company that need the right person to fill it. Such assessment systems like DISC and Myers-Briggs look at the employee personality traits so that bosses and managers can place the employee in the right positions, with varying levels of responsibility. However, placing an employee in a position based solely on the assessment doesn’t mean he/she is suited for that job.
If improving productivity is at the top of your priority list, then understanding what motivates your employees will help I this area. Productivity is not all about how many years’ experience a person has, or what the assessment outcome was. There are other factors that need to be considered:
Your Leadership Style: Assess your relationship with your employee and look at all aspects of an employee/employer relationship in a sense of honesty, support, and value. Are you someone who can be trusted? Your employee will be much more motivated to increase productivity with that sense of worth.
Right Tools for the Job: When talking about tools, we are not just talking about equipment but training too. If you company has made some new advances in your field but your team lacks the skills to cope, you will notice a drop in your company’s productivity. Training will not only improve your employee’s skill set, but it will make them feel you are investing in them.
Opportunity for Career Advancement: Not everyone wants to be at the top, but there are some who are looking for advancement within the company. Let it be known that there is opportunity for advancement and that will help motivate higher productivity.
Working Smarter, Not Harder: It is a given that employees are expected to work hard. But if it is a counterproductive, then it achieves very little. Keep your team up to date with the latest best practices for their job and be sure to have an open ear for suggestions for improvements.
Culture of Openness: Circling back to the point of your employees feeling valued, make sure your working environment communicates ideas and promotes openness.
Reward: Rewards do wonders to a company’s morale and productivity. It gives the employee a sense of investment in the company, even if the reward is not in the sense of monetary value but in something such as days off or other work-related rewards.
Happiness as a Motivator: Happiness is the greatest motivator of all and it is what will be the success in any business. Ensuring your employees are happy and happy with their position, will in turn encourage a greater level of productivity.
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