Tips To Increase Staff Motivation

Three focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money, Business/Entrepreneurship and Organizational/Management Discussions. In order to run a successful business or organization, it really helps to have a highly motivated staff. The following contributed post is entitled, Tips To Increase Staff Motivation.

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The real cogs behind a business are its staff. If employees aren’t happy, they won’t perform their best and the whole business strategy can soon fall apart. This is why it’s important to take care of their motivation as you go. Many businesses look at introducing perks such as pinball machines and sleep pods or other gimmicks, but this isn’t what employees really want. Instead, many favor flexibility, healthcare, and progression. Here we have put together some top tips to increase staff motivation.

Offer healthcare and sick pay

For an employee, one of the most valued things you can offer them is access to healthcare and also sick pay when they are off. This shows that you value them, care for them, and are there to look out for them. With many private practices out there including those that are more specialized, with doctors such as Mukaram Gazi MD, it’s important to find out which is best for your workers. See about the different insurance packages you can invest in and how you can really help those that work for you.

Offer flexible working

The pandemic forced the way businesses are run to change. Before this, many businesses felt they couldn’t offer employees the chance to work from home – yet this turned out to be far from the truth. With more employees than ever showing just how effective they can be working from their own space, it was a struggle for a lot of people to get back to the office. This is why it’s a good idea to offer flexible working. Many people prefer the work-life balance of being able to work wherever and whenever they please, getting more done, and completing more of their goals. Others also are less tired from not having to do lengthy commutes and will work harder. Many will also appreciate you trusting them enough to work from home and will feel more loyalty and want to work harder to prove you’ve made the right decision.

Help them know what they can do to progress in their career

Employees want to know they are valued and appreciated and that they will be able to progress within their careers. Ensure you have regular meetings or chats with them to find out what their career goals are and how they can progress and achieve them. By letting them know how to achieve this, they will work harder and they will also feel valued which can lead to them wanting to stay at the company for longer.

These are just a few top tips to help you increase staff motivation. There are many things you can do, so make sure you sit down and think about what is the most viable for your company and what you feel your employees will appreciate the most. Remember that certain things might sound good on paper, but in reality, aren’t what your employees will really value and appreciate. Perhaps you could have a meeting or send out surveys to find out what would really resonate with your workers?

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.