Bold Bite: Discovering Their Motivation


Motivation isn't simply about giving your employees something to work toward, it's about understanding what drives them as people. By discovering their motivation, you can understand why they want to contribute to your company.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Dave Mills | View Posts by Dave Mills

DISCOVERING THEIR MOTIVATION

What motivates an employee? What keeps your employees coming into work and giving it their all? You may think it would come from their salary, benefits, or incentives, but it dwells much deeper than that. What propels an employee to thrive is a sense of self-worth that comes from the value they provide the company. The uncovering of this value is essential in discovering their motivation.

Here are five things to practice in order to discover your employees’ motivation: 1. Listen Nothing keeps an employee from working hard quite like being ignored. Your frontline workers have valuable ideas and they want to be heard. This gives them a sense of ownership of their work. Recognize their ideas as valuable because they certainly may be seeing opportunities you are missing. 2. Challenge them Challenges prevent a stagnant work environment. If you encourage your employees to think (and act) outside the box, they will be driven toward dedicated work. Let them struggle with new ideas - this will produce bold growth. Continue reading...

1. Listen

Nothing keeps an employee from working hard quite like being ignored. Your frontline workers have valuable ideas and they want to be heard. This gives them a sense of ownership of their work. Recognize their ideas as valuable because they certainly may be seeing opportunities you are missing.


2. Challenge them

Challenges prevent a stagnant work environment. If you encourage your employees to think (and act) outside the box, they will be driven toward dedicated work. Let them struggle with new ideas - this will produce bold growth.