According to a recent Gallup poll, State of the Global Workplace Report, motivation is a vital component of employee development and career development.
The poll indicated that only 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged. Although business leaders and management teams spend substantial amounts of both time and money to engage workers, sometimes the results are not as they expected.
One reason this is happening can be attributed to the way leadership teams try to make engagement happen. Not every worker is going to love their job. Similarly, not every worker will want to be engaged or respond to motivating factors.
Engagement is a two-way street. Read through the following six engagement tips and remember to apply them in your own life for a better, more productive work experience.
- Find a job that makes you want to get out of bed: This should be a no brainer, but if you’re working in a place that makes it hard to leave your house, it may be time for a change. That doesn’t mean all is lost. Pinpoint exactly what you don’t like about your job. Talk to a manager or other team members to make a change. Oftentimes something that is bothering you, is most likely bothering others as well.
- Know the route you will take for advancement: Engagement begins with a clear path of where you want to end up. If you have a goal in mind, taking the appropriate steps to get there will seem less daunting. In addition, clearly stating your desires can create a greater chance at job advancement and growth.
- Obtain all the tools and materials you need to complete tasks: if you can’t complete your tasks because of lack of resources, it will be hard to motivate yourself to actually get down to it. Let management know you are lacking supplies, training or skills causing you to fall behind or lessen motivation. Speaking up is the first step to change.
- Remain open to both praise and criticism: Praise is great to receive, but criticism can be even more revealing and helpful when it comes to time management, work practices and overall productivity. Remain open to implementing both praise and criticism into your daily routine.
- Take pride in the work you accomplish: Being proud of the work you accomplish will motivate you and your fellow coworkers to perform well and complete tasks in an efficient manner.
- Understand what is expected of you at work: If you don’t understand what your job entails, you can’t complete what is expected. Know the ins and outs of everything you need for a less stressful, more productive environment.
Mastery Technologies has a range of e-learning courses available for employee development and training, which can be a great way to engage and motivate workers. Visit our website for more information.