What motivates one employee to be committed to their role and be driven to attain goals may not necessarily motivate the next. Motivation can be achieved through positive workplace environments, learning and development opportunities, tangible and emotional rewards and many other incentives. An organisation must understand what makes its employees tick and know how to continually inspire and engage.

14 Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Employees


You believe in your company wholeheartedly. There’s an entrepreneurial fire burning strong inside that motivates you to work harder each day. Unfortunately, the same cannot always be said about your employees. In a 2015 SHRM Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey, only 69 percent of employees felt they were consistently putting all their effort into their work.
If you’ve tried a variety of incentives but are still seeing the negative side effects of low motivation, you’re not alone. Sometimes even the best managers have to think outside the box to find creative and reliable ways to motivate their employees.
Here are 14 motivational techniques that you can try with your employees:

  1. Gamify and Incentivize
  2. Let Them Know You Trust Them
  3. Set Smaller Weekly Goals
  4. Give Your Employees Purpose
  5. Radiate Positivity
  6. Be Transparent
  7. Motivate Individuals Rather Than the Team
  8. Learn What Makes Each Employee Tick
  9. Reward Based on Feedback
  10. Prioritize Work-Life Balance
  11. Have an Open-Door Policy
  12. Let Them Lead
  13. Show Them the Bigger Picture
  14. Create Recognition Rituals

Credit: The full and original article was published on Inc

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Credit: The Perfectionist Trap | The School of Life

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Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

Credit: The puzzle of motivation | Dan Pink

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