By Chatty Garrate https://www.linkedin.com/in/chatty-garrate1/
Most employees desire good paychecks and benefits that match their competency, experience, and needs. Companies cannot just give big raises and bonuses to keep employees happy all the time. There are other practical ways to keep employees motivated to perform at their best.
Employee Motivation and Benefits
Employee motivation refers to the level of energy and commitment a worker has while performing their company role. Motivation can come internally or externally.
Companies cannot assume that employees will muster enough intrinsic motivation to work optimally. The reality is that work motivation naturally varies, and management must watch this closely and take steps to counter a decline.
When work motivation is low, employees tend to avoid tasks, work slower, and waste time in unproductive activities. Unmotivated employees waste resources, decrease business revenue, and influence others to do the same thing.
High employee motivation can bring about benefits such as:
- High work productivity and efficiency
- Low staff turnover
- More desire to become innovative
- Low absenteeism
- Strong company reputation that can attract the best talent
Motivated workers are focused, dedicated, and excited about being part of the company. They take pride in their work and want to do the best possible job.
A business that wishes to grow revenue can use various cognitive, emotional, and social strategies to increase employee motivation.
The Role of the Human Resources Team
Team leaders or supervisors in individual departments share a great responsibility to maintain employee motivation. HR managers also have the task to evaluate and preserve a positive and motivating work environment.
This task is not simple or easy; it requires creativity, dedication, and effort.