A happy employee is a dedicated, motivated, and driven employee. Organisations and Businesses can only grow and succeed at what they do if their core operations are well run. The constant demands for; higher productivity, creative innovations in a competitive market and constant Technological development drives businesses for profits and their investors. Its achievement are strategic, and target focused. New market development, market penetration, products expansion, market segmentation and partnerships, are all strategies which revolve around the team /staff and employees of organisations. Implementation of diagnostics and execution to completion of business strategies lies in the competence of its employees.
In light of this, hiring those considered “The right fit” and “Best talent” has become imperative for businesses in their quest for profit making and value creation. However, organisational success through talent recruitment is not sufficient in driving results these days. Keeping employees driven and engaged through challenging tasks is waning on work force and lacks the push and interests they seek in employment. Creating an engaging work environment and work culture for an employee is not enough, there is the need to adopt “A rewarding” work structure as well. One where the ideal of a ‘People first’ employees is the core for employee motivation. Organisations with a people forward ideology are more likely to have employees who will give their best. They will go above and beyond their tasks, be adept in problem-solving while also giving top-notch customer service.
What are some factors de-motivating employees in the workplace?
Repetitive/ Monotonous Tasks: A repetitive task, has the tendency to become monotonous. Repeating the same pattern of work by employees will tend to take a toll with time. According to The Incentives Research Foundation’s (IRF) study about Internal Motivation, “Performance thrives when Employees feel engaged in the goal”.
Lack of Recognition for efforts: Inability to acknowledge the contributions and recognition of employees is a major emotional drawback in a work environment. Most employees take up tasks with intrinsic/ internal motivation (their desire to complete tasks for inherent satisfaction). Employers not acknowledging their employees when they go above and beyond in their duty creates worker apathy.
Neglect/ Disregard: The workplace has a major role to play in performance. It is key to have a positive work environment that recognises individuals and their contributions to succeed. The emotion of an employee about the workplace is important, IRF places importance on ‘Workplace Mood’, in its motivation study, how employees feel about their jobs, work environment and company directly affect their level of service and productivity.
A poor Reward structure: Performance will be low when employees are not rewarded properly. How much they earn; how competitive their salary is and what kind of Incentives are attached to their jobs are important.
How can employees be motivated in the workplace?
Creating a mix of duties: Giving employees who have routine tasks, the occasional creative get away from work helps bring positive energy to their performance. Utilising tools as travels are one of such options that is useful.
Have a Responsive Management: Acknowledging employees and having responsive management is a workplace performance booster. Using Incentives such as ‘Spot or Spiff’ or ‘Peer to Peer’ programs makes room for quick acknowledgement of employees’ efforts. Also, making avenues such as training to help those who are struggling at work creates a stronger team bond.
Good Communication Channel: Creating easy and accessible communication channels for employees is an asset. Having surveys for feedback and implementing suggestions are essential elements to performance improvement.
Utilising Existing Incentives for Rewards: Having Incentives to reward performance creates excitement and an added motivation for employees. This value change exchange between employers and staff fosters a happy and performing work environment. Rewards vary and are subject to budget and audience. The most utilised reward vehicle for Incentives are:
- Travel & Experiential Rewards
- Gift Cards and Certificates
- Cash and tangible merchandise
The biggest concern most employers have is about the costs of onboarding reward programs for their employees. With a well-tailored program on a well-structured budget, reward programs can be implemented for your company to motivate your employees.
How Do you Get that incentive that will motivate your Employees?
By designing the perfect rewards plan that will engage, motivate, and inspire your employees. At Uwin Iwin we provide end to end Incentives management services for all our clients. Factoring your budget requirements alongside your needs.
A cost-effective solution like our generic ‘Kudosh card’ is the perfect fit for saying ‘Thank you’ for a job well done at a token. It is our registered card solution in conjunction with Mastercard. Offering maximum flexibility and ease of use as a choice of reward. Its features are detailed on our Kudosh Reward Card page.
For more information on how we can implement the plan for your organisation, please contact us at email@example.com