One of the hardest tasks a new supervisor (or any challenged supervisor) has to deal with is employee motivation. From changing an apathetic employee into a productive one, from fostering an environment of success, from challenging your staff to increase their skills and work more efficiently – it all depends on your ability to motivate as a team leader.
Obviously there are key elements in attracting and retaining qualified employees but skilled managers and supervisors know of another strategic weapon in today’s highly competitive market that costs nothing but pays huge dividends. .
Learning to communicate effectively at work is a common challenge to proper motivation. Do you respond to present problems with behavior that made sense in the past? If so, then read how someone who is afraid to talk to their boss can be a big issue to motivation.
Employee benefits are essential for the development of corporate industrial relations. Employee benefit programmes have greater impact on work-motivation than on productivity. Read why there might be better alternatives.
It is easy to spot the difference between a work team that is “motivated” and one that just goes through the motions. The motivated team produces at or above the level expected by top management.
Andrew E. Schwartz
No matter what industry you’re in, motivated and engaged employees are critical to company goals and supervisory success. But how do you motivate your employees to strive for and achieve more? Read how this author has found that recognizing your employees with positive comments creates an excellent long-term effect on employee motivation.
In the past many employers offered some system of rewards and privileges to help employee motivation. However, recent business thinking now says that this act may actually alienate other workers who, for whatever reason, may not be as capable in a particular field or endeavor.
The greatest skill you need to be an effective supervisor is the ability to get things done through other people. That’s easier said than done in the work environment where people have their own minds and ideas on motivation and work ethic.