Have you ever said “why can’t they just do their job?” Ever tried to motivate those employees with little or no success? That could all change today. This week’s Monday Moment is focused on what leaders do to motivate employees to do their jobs easier, faster, and better. Complete with an additional downloadble eBook and leadership training guide, you’ll gain 4 simple steps for motivation, uncover hidden performance preventers, and learn how personalities impact what employees do, all from today’s Monday Moment. Let’s look at a few important motivational steps first:
Uncover the Hidden Rewards and Consequences
When you want to motivate employees to do their job, you also want to remove anything that is standing in your way. What is actually rewarding them for slow performance or less than stellar sales? What is happening to them when they do a good job? Do they get more work? Yikes, that’s a hidden consequence ruining your employee motivation efforts. Find more examples of these hidden de-motivators in the Employee Motivation eBook.
Meet Their Real Needs, Beyond Getting Paid
Employees are people too, I like to say. They have needs that are intrinsic motivators that go beyond simply getting paid to do a job. Motivating by money only works if you have an unlimited budget and who has that? Instead, find out what they need by looking into employee personalities. Their behavior will show you enough about their personality to determine what it means they need. Don’t want to figure out their behavior and personality? There’s a personality quiz in the eBook that you can use with each team member. Employee motivation can seem complex, yet with a few steps it becomes much more simple. Many leaders are instead motivated by trial and error and end up expressing frustration that creates a little short term motivation. Yikes! The steps in this post and those in the eBook will help you achieve long term performance results. They’ll help you as a leader, motivate employees to do their jobs faster, better, and easier. Your role as a leader IS to motivate employees… well, that is IF you want above average, better than good, and GREAT results. I’m Monica Wofford and that’s your Monday Moment. Have a great week, an even better Monday, and of course, stay contagious!