Employee motivation comes from various factors, including but not limited to salary, career growth opportunities, creative independence, managerial leadership, health and wellness. Promoting these through your HR practices not only helps employees feel happy in their jobs, but also improves the employer-employee relationship. This in turn goes a long way in improving productivity of your business. The inculcation of a healthy environment in your work place proves constructive for the employees and spreads a vibrant positive energy in the office, thus motivating the employees to work harder. An organization in which the employees are well cared for and provided with a better work environment generally outperforms its targets owing to the employees’ will to give their best to the work entitled to them.
It is therefore vital that you pay heed to providing ample prospects to your employees to better themselves and grow as a person by understanding the focal point of their source of motivation. Every person wishes to fulfill his basic needs and comfort as well. So money is a major motivating factor. But it cannot be counted as the sole motivating factor. An effective communication among employees and between the employees and the management plays a critical role in encouraging the employees to work harder. HR Management of your organization wishing to keep the employees in the company inspired to work harder need an arrangement in place that systematically rewards employee achievements. Though it is important that you follow codes set by your company and mentioned in the company’s HR Handbook, but at times, given the special circumstances and demands of the situation, you need to get off the hook and entertain and accommodate special requests.
Celebrating a holiday, festival or birthdays at the workplace construct positive fellow feeling and team spirit, which results in increased employee motivation. Such practices if implemented properly help better your business and build strong relationships.