The most common reason for changing jobs is the individual felt as though it was time for a change. Beyond money, there are caveats that we must meet to feel satisfied with our employment. This means that there are ways to motivate employees to want to work.
Let’s be honest. No one wants to work. However, we have bills to pay and things that we would like to buy. This takes money, and it so happens that employers are willing to part with their cash in exchange for our work. Notice I didn’t say time. I know a lot of workers that show up to collect a paycheck. Anyone can show up.
When a person has a sense of purpose in their work, they know why they are doing their job. There is a means to the madness, as one may say. Take that purpose away, and people will start to ask, “Why do I have to do that?” And that leads to my favorite, “Not my job, not my prob.”
Positivity in the workplace is another bonding force that keeps employees motivated. It’s easy to complain about everything. We all can gripe about the weather, sports, news, and don’t get us started on the year 2020. Besides, people have a strong inclination to listen to constructive criticism if presented positively. We all want to improve ourselves and are willing to become more of an asset to others. We just need the right motivation to get us going.
This leads me to recognition. We all may not love the limelight, and that’s alright. But, we do need an occasional recognition for the work we do. Otherwise, what difference are we making in this world? We should see some form of positivity from our bosses. How else are we to know that we are going in the right direction. It’s a form of positive feedback. Speaking of feedback, don’t give it in front of their peers. If we only call people in to criticize them, their peers will know what is going on when we call people. This doesn’t mean stop praising in public.
Another item that keeps people from jumping ship is training. Just because we graduated from high school, vocational school, college, university, or the academy of awesome heroes, doesn’t mean we stop learning. It’s only just begun. Training and development can lead to a better career path. After all, we are driven by self-improvement.
These are not new ideas by any means, but it’s nice to hear them as a reminder. It’s easy for us to get in a rut and forget the basics of satisfaction. So take the time and assess the current workforce attitude. This is particularly important if we work from home; get organized, and find that satisfaction.
Until the next blog, live life and be happy.