How do you promote the motivation of your employees at work? With these dos and don’ts for companies, you will motivate your employees over the long term and create a pleasantly productive company culture. And on top of this, you can even become the favorite boss.
We all know how it is – nothing at work works as it’s supposed to. The computer strikes after the latest update. The major sales meeting doesn’t end in a deal. A customer is not satisfied with the service they received. Despite the greatest effort, the desired results don’t materialize. What helps? Staying calm, focused, and motivated at work. AXA’s motivation offers for SMEs will support you in creating a motivating work environment for your employees.
Regardless of how good your product is or how highly regarded your company is in the industry: The main capital you have to differentiate yourself from the competition is your employees. That’s why it is all the more essential that your employees are satisfied and motivated at work. We have put together the most important tips for you for how to increase employee motivation at your SME.
Employees want to be perceived and treated as individuals. The better you know your employees, the easier it will be for you to motivate them personally.
Shared experiences and an open company culture strengthen team cohesion. Create a pleasant atmosphere in the workplace and within the team.
Ensure that your employees are not bored with their work. And trust them to do a good job. This will also help you to ease strain. Focus on the positive.
Information and clarity help employees through their day-to-day working lives. You can create this through clear objectives and your deliberate function as a role model.
Many misunderstandings can be avoided with regular and open communication. Make sure that your employees receive and pass on the necessary information at an early stage.
The better you know your employees, the easier it will be for you to motivate them in a targeted manner. A reward does not necessarily always have to be monetary.
“Healthy employees are good employees.” Definitely! The wellbeing of your employees has a demonstrably positive influence on their performance and motivation. For this reason, keep an eye on the health of your employees.
By implementing these management tips and recommendations, you will increase the trust, commitment, and motivation of your employees at your company. Lead by example and inspire other managers to increase motivation. Your investment in your employees’ motivation will pay dividends through the long-term success of your company.
But can you also achieve a high level of employee motivation with these tips when your employees are working from home? Of course! Because even when employees are working outside of the office and the company, you can motivate them in a targeted manner with specific measures. We have compiled the best tips for increasing employee motivation at home in the AXA blog: “Employee motivation when working from home: Five tips for more motivation.”
Throw outdated ways of thinking and attitudes overboard! Widespread, placative statements on the subject of employee motivation, such as “I can’t motivate anyway” or “The employees are well paid – they should perform” reveal the conviction of many managers and companies. Although these attitude barriers are understandable, they don’t align with the latest research. They hinder the competitiveness of companies and curb measures to increase motivation in the workplace. For effective application of motivation psychology, you must overcome the following obstacles:
For employees, it is important that they can rely on their managers. For this reason, avoid the following:
It is important to develop knowhow within the company and to be open to new topics. Take the following warning signs of a lack of expertise seriously:
Managers who invest in a good team atmosphere make another contribution to the development of employee motivation After all, employees who feel good, both in their team and in their work environment, are more likely to be more motivated and stress resistant in their approach to work. The following actions limit team motivation:
There are various ways to provide motivation incentives. But not all are equally motivating. The following are a few examples of hindrances:
Motivated, healthy employees and a positive working environment are the basis for your company’s success. AXA’s work climate compass will show you where you stand with the motivation and health of your employees. This health platform can be adapted to your individual company. Get to know the most important starting points for improving the health and motivation of your employees.